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The Moon & Fujifilm Going to the Moon

September 14, 2007, 10:31:01 a.m.

The Fujinon lens, specially designed for outer space, heads toward the moon.
Functioning as the "eyes" of the lunar orbit satellite Selene, it will capture the surface of the moon with unprecedented high-resolution images.
Everything had to be absolutely perfect before launch; we don't want to be making repairs in outer space. This lens must endure the impact of take-off, be as lightweight as possible, and withstand radiation.
Fujifilm's optical technology has made this satellite lens a reality.

1.The lunar orbit satellite “Selene” investigates the mysteries of the moon’s origin

Selene will orbit approximately 100 km above the moon to explore its surface.
The moon is a familiar sight in the night skies above. How did it originate? How did it evolve to its current form? Selene will conduct 15 observation missions over a one-year period to gather data to help scientists study these mysteries.
The Selene project, the largest full-fledged lunar explorer mission since Apollo, is being carefully monitored by several nations.

2.Fujifilm’s optical technologies, supporting unprecedented high resolution

The high-resolution terrain camera mounted on Selene can identify objects as small as 10 meters and render a stereoscopic view of the moon's terrain. It will acquire data to create a topological map of the entire moon.
The mineral research camera is a "multi-band imager." It utilizes nine observation bands to probe the distribution of minerals. Capable of identifying objects as small as 20 meters, a vast improvement in precision over conventional cameras, this camera will record the distribution of materials across the entire moon.
Fujifilm optical technology has ultra-high resolution: 10-meter and 20-meter objects are identifiable from a distance of 100 kilometers.

3.The Fujinon lens, specially designed for outer space, serves as the eyes of humankind

Selene has entered the steady observation phase, and is continuously sending moon surface image data to Earth, a distance of 380,000 kilometers.
These images, seen by humans for the first time, offer a clear view of even small craters. Scientists will study these images to learn about the moon, and this will help them to make more accurate future predictions. Made especially for outer space, the Fujinon lens serve as the eyes of humankind.

searching for stars

Fujifilm lens technology is also used in large binocular telescopes for observing celestial objects.