Thursday, June 26, 2008
See the project website here. And today's press release here.
NEOSSat will fly a compact package in a 700 km polar orbit tracking and detecting near Earth objects including other satellites and asteroids. It has the capacity to image hundreds of objects a day on exposures collecting only a few photons per second.
NEOSSat was developed by the same people that brought you MOST, see here (okay - not the Cubs but the real MOST).
BTW. You can include your name and have it sent into space with NEOSSat, here.
(I know it's over used but I always wanted to write breaking news at least once:)