Since 1999, the Company has actively designed, developed, refurbished, and flight certified multiple camera and light systems for use in low Earth orbit, including cameras and illumination systems specifically designed for long life (>10 years) in operation with the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
Mobile Servicing System Replacement Camera (RCAM) is a space qualified colour camera presently in development for use on the ISS. The camera has a high-resolution, high dynamic range image sensor and a 9:1 digital zoom capability. It supports a variety of outputs including Camera Link and analogue National Television System Committee (NTSC). The telemetry of all camera settings, including a unique camera identifier and timestamp, are embedded in the header of each image. The RCAM also includes a LED illuminator. The RCAM will be used during spacecraft berthing operations, ISS infrastructure inspection, and for support during Canadarm2 and "Dextre" robotic operations as well as astronaut EVA support.
The Company MicroCam is designed as a flexible camera platform with a minimal size, weight, and power envelope that is qualified for Geostationary Orbit (GEO). MicroCam is a compact 6 Megapixel monochromatic camera with high dynamic range imaging, auto-exposure, on sensor sub-sampling and windowing, as well as adjustable gain, gamma and black levels. The telemetry of all camera settings, including a unique camera identifier and timestamp, are embedded in the header of each image. The camera has a variety of pre-defined interfaces, a large focal plane array, and a ruggedized C-mount. Optional LED lights are also available. A selection of different lenses is available to provide the needed flexibility to address different applications such as: robotic tool tasks, vehicle inspections, satellite deployment verification, rendezvous and proximity operations, and long-range vehicle detection.