Phase One’s Space Photography Solutions iXM-SP150 Camera aboard satellite

iXM-SP150 Camera

Phase One Space Hardened Camera

Space Photography Solutions iXM-SP150 Camera

iXM-SP150

The Phase One Space Hardened Camera. Designed and built to operate in Low Earth Orbit in Space, iXM-SP150 is a snapshot matrix camera, ready for integration with Space telescopes and satellite hardware.

iXM- SP150 offers unmatching wide area, high resolution, high sensitivity and low noise imaging capabilities for Earth Observation and Space Domain Awareness applications, with Achromatic and color variants.

Key benefits

Collect more data in every frame with our 150MP, snapshot matrix camera

Unlock the power of seamless image capture with our technology, allowing you to effortlessly capture large area images with pixel-perfect precision. Thanks to the small pixel size of our sensors our design allows for the use of smaller and more cost-effective components, such as compact telescopic lenses, to achieve the same high-quality imaging results. By eliminating precision errors associated with line TDI scanners, you can ensure maximum accuracy and efficiency in your data collection.

With the ability to capture multiple images of the same large area and achieve full motion video at a 4 fps capture rate, our technology significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and overall image quality for a truly immersive imaging experience.

High resolution, 150MP Snapshot matrix camera

iXM-SP150 was originally designed for space, incorporating system redundancy and containing radiation hardened electronic components. An early unity has been operating in space since mid-2022, proving its high quality Earth observation imaging capabilities, reliability and durability in Low Earth Orbit.

Straight forward integration with satellite hardware

Phase One’s space-hardened enclosure combines a sensor and imaging engine, optional sensor alignment with space telescopes. With an fiber optic 10G Ethernet data interface, you can ensure high speed and reliable data transfer for your space applications.

  • Collect more data in every frame with our 150MP, snapshot matrix camera

    Collect more data in every frame with our 150MP, snapshot matrix camera

    Unlock the power of seamless image capture with our technology, allowing you to effortlessly capture large area images with pixel-perfect precision. Thanks to the small pixel size of our sensors our design allows for the use of smaller and more cost-effective components, such as compact telescopic lenses, to achieve the same high-quality imaging results. By eliminating precision errors associated with line TDI scanners, you can ensure maximum accuracy and efficiency in your data collection.

    With the ability to capture multiple images of the same large area and achieve full motion video at a 4 fps capture rate, our technology significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and overall image quality for a truly immersive imaging experience.

  • Proven for use in Low Earth Orbit

    High resolution, 150MP Snapshot matrix camera

    iXM-SP150 was originally designed for space, incorporating system redundancy and containing radiation hardened electronic components. An early unity has been operating in space since mid-2022, proving its high quality Earth observation imaging capabilities, reliability and durability in Low Earth Orbit.

  • Straight forward integration with satellite hardware

    Straight forward integration with satellite hardware

    Phase One’s space-hardened enclosure combines a sensor and imaging engine, optional sensor alignment with space telescopes. With an fiber optic 10G Ethernet data interface, you can ensure high speed and reliable data transfer for your space applications.

Technical specifications

iXM-SP150

Imaging Specifications

Resolution

14204 x 10652 pixels

Resolution

14204 x 10652 pixels

Pixel size

3.76 µm

Pixel size

3.76 µm

Pixel depth

16bit, 14bit, 12bit

Pixel depth

16bit, 14bit, 12bit

Color variants

Achromatic, Bayer color

Color variants

Achromatic, Bayer color

Quantum Efficiency

82% at 500nm

Quantum Efficiency

82% at 500nm

Full well capacity (e-)

50,000

Full well capacity (e-)

50,000

Read Noise (e-)

3.4

Read Noise (e-)

3.4

Dark current

1.2 e-/s @ 40°C

Dark current

1.2 e-/s @ 40°C

Region of interest

Definable

Region of interest

Definable

Binning option

2x2 in Digital domain (37.7 MP)

Binning option

2x2 in Digital domain (37.7 MP)

Integration time

250µs to 1s

Integration time

250µs to 1s

Telescope mount

Customizable

Telescope mount

Customizable

System Specifications

Compression

Lossless (~1B/ pixel), Smart (~0.7B/ pixel)

Compression

Lossless (~1B/ pixel), Smart (~0.7B/ pixel)

Metadata

In Image

Metadata

In Image

Interface

Optical ethernet 10G

Interface

Optical ethernet 10G

Image buffer size (MB)

1,500

Image buffer size (MB)

1,500

Image transfer rate to host (MB/s)

500

Image transfer rate to host (MB/s)

500

Hardware signals

Trigger input, camera ready output

Hardware signals

Trigger input, camera ready output

Camera control interface

Proprietary over camera SDK, provided

Camera control interface

Proprietary over camera SDK, provided

Camera states

Ready, armed, busy

Camera states

Ready, armed, busy

Power supply

15 V DC

Power supply

15 V DC

Max. power consumption (W)

20

Max. power consumption (W)

20

Mass (g)

865

Mass (g)

865

Dimensions (mm)

100 x 100 x 67

Dimensions (mm)

100 x 100 x 67

Thermal interface

Rear plate

Thermal interface

Rear plate

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature range

-10°C to +50°C (on rear plate)

Operating temperature range

-10°C to +50°C (on rear plate)

Survival temperature range

-30°C to +65°C (on rear plate)

Survival temperature range

-30°C to +65°C (on rear plate)

Additional benefits and features

Geotagged images, Camera control and Image processing SDK, Ready for remote update, redundant operating system, lightweight and compact, Low power consumption

Geotagged images, Camera control and Image processing SDK, Ready for remote update, redundant operating system, lightweight and compact, Low power consumption

We value the imaging sensor expertise Phase One has provided to our space solutions. We see their newest product, the high resolution large format iXM-SP150 camera, having a major impact on LEO earth observation missions and other spaceflight applications.

Matthew Mangione

Remote Sensing Business Lead - ARKA Danbury

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