Canon's Newly Launched Site Lets You Take Photos From Space

Like from a real satellite.

This is it, you guys. We've reached peak photography as Canon has just unveiled a new site that lets you take photos from space through a satellite. Yes, that's the same Canon as the Japanese company known for its 35mm film cameras... or the digital camera of the early 2000s—depending on how old you are.

How exactly does it work? Well, Canon's CE-SAT-1 satellite is equipped with a modified EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera that has 36-inch ground resolution within a 3x2 mile frame. In other words, it's really really high-resolution. Plus, the satellite also has a PowerShot S110 for wider images.

The images on the site are pre-captured, but it's still an experience worth checking out. You can zoom into nine different locations around the world, much clearer than any other Earth satellite imagery site. Check out the site here.

Canon introduced compact imaging satellites CE-SAT-1 and 2B during this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With the help of astronaut Marsha Ivins, attendees were able to take part in a panel discussion on space imaging.

In a statement, Kazuto Ogawa, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A., said: "2020 was a year filled with limits. We were all faced with looking at our daily lives and figuring out the best paths to complete our professional work and responsibilities to our families. As we catapult into 2021, we are presented with a unique opportunity to redefine our limits. At CES, Canon is excited to share how our technologies, solutions, and products can inspire and offer a chance to collaborate on a better future."

In other news, a luxury space hotel by a Houston-based company called Axiom Space, co-founded by former International Space Station manager Michael Suffredini could open by 2024. You read that right. In three years.

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