The Sony Spresense board goes to space! #CircuitPython #Spresense @SonyDevWorld

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), yesterday launched its Epsilon Rocket No. 5 rocket with a payload consisting of the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration No. 2, including Sony’s Spresense microcontroller board. The delayed launch happened on the morning of November 9 from the Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

The satellite demonstration of Spresense will go beyond the basic requirements of low size and power consumption. Tests will also verify position estimation and attitude estimation technology that combines Spresense with MEMS IMU (inertial measurement unit) and GNSS (satellite positioning system). Spresense will be used to perform image processing using images taken by a camera in space.

Spresense on the Moon

Sony is also contributing to another JAXA mission in 2022, one that will take a transformable robot to the moon. The mission is to gather information about the lunar surface with an innovative project to acquire data using a transformable robot. The mission is very much part of the New Space movement, making use of COTS equipment. Sony’s contribution is the control system for the robot that uses Spresense as a core component. Again, the compact size of Spresense and very low power consumption are required, but it is the ability of Spresense to work with robotics that was the key.

Read more in this article and see the video of the launch below:


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