The MVP KissCAM is a miniature, low-cost, colour imager for satellites. It is designed for small size, ease of use and rapid integration, making it ideal for use as an engineering inspection camera or simple CubeSat payload.

KissCAM is designed around the Microsemi AR0130 automotive CMOS image sensor. Onboard power regulation allows KissCAM to be powered from either 3.3 or 5V. Communication with KissCAM is via RS422/RS485 UART interface, which is readily compatible with most onboard computers.

Despite its small size (38 x 20 x 18mm) and mass (10g), KissCAM features all glass and metal optics. A low-profile, wide-angle lens is fitted as stock, but the aluminium s-mount lens holder allows compatibility with a wide variety of commercial M12 lenses.

10 g
38 x 20 x 18 mm
1280 x 960 pixels
Pixel Count:
1.2 MP
Filter type:
Colour Bayer Filter
Lens type:
wide-angle, all glass and metal optics
Lens Mount:
S-mount lens holder
Power Supply:
3.3 or 5V at 80 mA
Operating Temperature Range:
-20C to 60C