IACTEC-Space is the project within IACTEC that drives innovation and development related to the use of small satellite payloads and process of the acquired data.
In early 2021, the team successfully launched DRAGO-1: a compact camera conceived to map the Earth in two observing bands in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) range. After one year of operation, DRAGO-1 proved its worth in many of the applications for which it was designed, such as volcano eruption control or wild-fire monitoring.
The next milestone of the project will be ALISIO I: the first Canarian satellite, featuring an improved version of DRAGO-1, called DRAGO-2. The team is also working on two upcoming projects with an even higher level of complexity: IACSAT-1, the IAC's first astronomical space observatory, and VINIS, an Earth-observation camera with sub-10 meter resolution and simultaneous observation capability in the visible and SWIR bands.
Volcano eruption control
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The first edition of the DRAGO educational project has been concludedAdvertised on
The Incubator for High Technology in Astrophysics and Space at the IAC is workingAdvertised on
The second phase of the ALISIO-1 mission, which will take the latest version of the DRAGO infrared camera into space, gets under wayAdvertised on
Taking advantage of the accumulated experience of optomechanical and optoelectronic instrumentation design in extreme environments and in space, the IAC through IACTec designs and constructs payloads for observing the earth from satellites in low orbits.