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The space sector offers numerous oppurtunities for photonics technologies in the development and offering of satellite-based services. (Image: Shutterstock/Dima Zel)

Looking skyward: Photonics opportunities in space

The ongoing commercialisation of the space sector is creating numerous opportunities for photonics technologies, Matthew Dale learns

OSK claims itself to be the first US-based commercial company to launch a fleet of persistent space-based satellite platforms equipped with best-in-class hyperspectral sensors (Image: Nvidia)

Satellites to monitor gas pipelines for leaks using hyperspectral imaging

The technology will help the oil & gas industry meet its compliance and regulatory obligations, as well as help transition towards more sustainable operations

EOS SAT-1 will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, application mapping, seasonal planning and assessments that analyse information such as soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels (Image: Dragonfly Aerospace)

Satellite constellation to support sustainable agriculture

EOS SAT will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, seasonal planning and assessments of soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels

The nulling interferometry devices under development at Caltech’s Exoplanet Technology Laboratory cancel out starlight to help detect and identify foreign worlds. (Credit: Shutterstock/Dotted Yeti)

Emerging astrophotonics technologies

Nemanja Jovanovic, lead instrument scientist at Caltech’s Optical Observatory and Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, on emerging astrophotonic technologies on his radar

Optical communications can be used to dramtically ramp up the speed of data transfer between satellites and ground stations. (Image: Northrup Grumman)

Satellite optical communications news roundup

Sony establishes new firm, Mitsubishi Electric develops optical receiver, successful intersatellite optical communication test carried out.

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