Cosmos 1—The Planetary Society Camera
MSSS fabricated and delivered to The Planetary Society (TPS) a low mass, space-qualified camera to observe the details of solar sail deployment at a high frame rate. The camera system was based on a VGA format (640 x 480 pixel) color CMOS sensor. The TPS camera was designed to provide a series of images at selectable resolutions and frame rates, and to acquire short bursts of images and store them in an internal buffer for subsequent readout at a lower data rate.
The Planetary Society's Solar Sail spacecraft, Cosmos 1, was lost during launch on 21 June 2005.
|Detector||CMOS, 640 x 480 pixels|
|Electronics Mass||120 g (including radiation shielding)|
|Color||Panchromatic or video-quality color (Bayer pattern filter) or narrowband filter (custom color filter)|
|Frame rate||Up to 10 frames per second|
|Interface||RS-422 or LVDS|
|The Planetary Society's Cosmos 1 Home Page||MSSS Press Release About the TPS Camera|