Picture from CUTE-1.7

June 9, 2008 | Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

Click below for a color picture relayed back to earth from the CUTE-1.7 satellite. It is my understanding that CUTE is only capable of sending this kind of data back under command from its ground station in Japan, so I won’t be receiving these myself, but I’m fairly impressed. The camera on board is essentially a CMOS cell-phone camera, so this is basically a snapshot from an orbiting cell phone.

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