Insta360 X2 goes where no 360 camera has gone before - 300 miles into space!

Insta360 X2 space mission
(Image credit: Media Storm / Spacety)

January 16 2023 marked a monumental day for Insta360 as it propelled two of its 360 cameras beyond the Earth's atmosphere, 300 miles (500km) into space. Two modified Insta 360 One X2 cameras were attached to a satellite and launched into orbit to test the limits of the company’s camera systems and send photos of the earth, the satelite and the stars back. 

Insta360 has somewhat of a history with unusual camera missions; in 2022, an Insta360 One RS was mounted on an eagle by falconry expert Paul Kilma and earlier this year, Karman Space attached an Insta360 X3 to its Eclipse weather balloon, sending it 86,000 feet into the stratosphere. Now, the Insta360 X2 has boldly gone where no 360 action camera has ever gone before and the images it's produced are quite literally out of this world. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.