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Canon’s new website lets you take pictures from space

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Feb 6, 2021

With the help of its CE-SAT-1 satellite, and astronaut Marsha Ivins, the Japanese photography giant Canon has officially created a new interactive website that lets you take pictures from outer space.

 

This new website is based on the barrel-sized satellite mentioned above and was unveiled during CES 2021—the annual electronics mega show that took place virtually this year. CE-SAT-1 was launched into space in June 2017, carrying a PowerShot S110 and an EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. Orbiting at 375 miles, the images have the capacity to come in at a 36-inch ground resolution, making it a breakthrough in space photography. The interactive website allows the experience to be narrated by astronaut Marsha Ivins, who walks us through how the satellite was built and designed. While using it, you will be able to snap photos using the pre-captured imagery, and are granted access to a zoom feature that allows you to roam the globe and look at various locations.

 

Head over the website to experience it for yourself and take some snapshots while you’re at it.

 

Photo via Canon