NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

Payload

Our main payload will be a visual range camera for the purpose of taking color images of the Earth and subsequently making them available for transmission and processing. In order to succeed with our goal we will have to find a suitable camera and lens system that can give us sufficient image quality, possibly do some post-processing of the images if required (for example to correct for motion blur), and implement a clever compression scheme to maximize the amount of transferred images due to our very low downlink data rate.