Samsung Cameras Headed for Space

Samsung Cameras Headed for Space reports that two Samsung-branded cameras – one DSLR and an NV camera – have received final approval from Russia’s Energia space program to lift off with them towards outer space.

Samsung is understandably proud that their cameras will be flying on the Soyuz spacecraft on April 8th and will delivered to the Korean astronaut Soyeon Lee as well as Russian scientists. The cameras will be used to record daily life in space for 10 days, and the camera’s capabilities will be tested in the outer space environment for about 7 days.

The cameras had to undergo some rigorous testing by Russian scientists including a test process for intense shock and vibration to make sure it withstands the Russian rocket launch, plus a test to check that the cameras are electromagnetically safe. Batteries were tested too, just to make sure there’s no embarrassing and scary exploding batteries episode on this space mission.

[Site: Samsung Techwin]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.