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JAXA released the 4K movie shot by Hi - Vision camera mounted outside the "Kibo/ISS" for the first time.

Last Updated: August 3, 2017

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) installed the High Definition TV Camera - Exposed Facility 2 (HDTV-EF2) onboard Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) Exposed Facility in February 2017 and started checking out.

HDTV-EF2 has two consumer product cameras. Of these, the 4K camera shot images of the Japanese archipelago in February and May this year.

The disclosed video can be previewed at the JAXA Digital Archives (JDA).

The sky above the Japanese Archipelago shot on February 16, 2017.
(Cutout from a moving image) (Credit: JAXA)


The sky above the Japanese Archipelago shot on February 16, 2017.
(Cutout from a moving image) (Credit: JAXA)


The night sky above the Japanese Archipelago shot on May 19, 2017.
(Cutout from a moving image) (Credit: JAXA)


The night sky above the Japanese Archipelago shot on May 19, 2017.
(Cutout from a moving image) (Credit: JAXA)

HDTV-EF2 is currently undergoing the verification. The images taken by the 4K Camera will be released accordingly.

※The Camera Unit includes two commercial product cameras.
Camera 1: Capability of 20x optical zoom and shooting images around at 15-m ground resolution (Manufactured by Canon)
Camera 2: Capability of shooting 4K images and night observation (normal Max ISO speed 102400) (Manufactured by SONY)
(Credit: JAXA)


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