A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. reached an agreement with NASA to provide a platform for collecting images of earth from the International Space Station.

Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. will develop the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing platform for use with high-resolution digital cameras and other instruments pointed at earth from the ISS.

The platform is a cost-effective means to collect earth images, the Thousand Oaks-based company said.

The MUSES system is scheduled to launch to the space station in 2015. The system is based on a universal mounting platform that Teledyne Brown has manufactured for 10 years.

“This new venture combines our rich 50-year history in human space flight with Teledyne’s world-class digital imaging expertise to access the growing space-based earth imaging market,” Teledyne Chairman, President and CEO Robert Mehrabian said in a prepared statement.

Mark R. Madler