Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light

AUSTRALIA’S national science agency, the CSIRO, last week announced that it would be extending its earth observation capabilities by acquiring Australia’s first CubeSat satellite.

Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light Satellite purchase enables detection of infrared light

This tiny satellite, smaller than a loaf of bread, can detect infrared light. Picture courtesy CSIRO.

The new CubeSsat has been designed to detect invisible infrared light and will be known as CSIROSat-1.