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CanX-7 Aircraft Tracking and Deorbiting Demo Satellite Launched, Contacted, and Healthy

TORONTO – 26 September 2016 – CanX-7, a 3.5kg, 10x10x34cm nanosatellite, was successfully launched on PSLV-C35 from India this morning. The satellite was contacted and found healthy during its first pass over Toronto several hours later.

GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Bus Commissioning Ahead of Schedule

Only five days after launch, GHGSat-D (also known as “CLAIRE”) is ahead of schedule in relation to on-orbit commissioning of the microsatellite bus.

M3MSat Launched and Successfully Contacted

The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) developed by COM DEV Ltd. and SFL was successfully launched at 03:56 UTC today on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 from Sriharikota, India.

GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Launches Successfully and First Contact Indicates Good Health

GHGSat-D (also known as “CLAIRE”) ascended to space last night at 03:56 UTC on board PSLV-C34 along with 19 other satellites (see Figure 1). Separation from its XPOD Duo dispenser occurred in sequence after other satellites, roughly 19 minutes after liftoff as confirmed by on-board telemetry.

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission

Deep Space Industries has partnered with the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) in Toronto as its platform provider. Together, the team will combine SFL’s capabilities and impressive small satellite success record with Deep Space Industries’ robust design approach and propulsion technologies to develop an advanced, reliable, and innovative satellite system.

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Provide LEO Bus to SSL

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), Canada’s premier microsatellite developer operating from the Microsatellite Science and Technology Center (MSTC) at the University of Toronto, today announced that it has partnered with SSL for a spacecraft to be used by Telesat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators.

NORSAT-1 Launch Postponed Due to Faulty Bracket Provided by Arianespace

The launch of NORSAT-1 from French Guiana has been cancelled by Arianespace in agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) and UTIAS/SFL.

BRITE-Constellation Sees Stars in a New Light

Vienna, Austria – The first scientific paper produced using data collected by the nanosatellites forming the BRITE-Constellation (BRIght Target Explorer), to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, is revealing new information about a well-studied star, Alpha Circini.

LATEST NEWS

CanX-7 Aircraft Tracking and Deorbiting Demo Satellite Launched, Contacted, and Healthy
Sep 26 2016
GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Bus Commissioning Ahead of Schedule
Jun 27 2016
M3MSat Launched and Successfully Contacted
Jun 22 2016
GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Launches Successfully and First Contact Indicates Good Health
Jun 22 2016
Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission
May 26 2016
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Provide LEO Bus to SSL
May 10 2016
NORSAT-1 Launch Postponed Due to Faulty Bracket Provided by Arianespace
Apr 14 2016
BRITE-Constellation Sees Stars in a New Light
Feb 05 2016
Deep Space Industries Teams with UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory to Demonstrate Autonomous Spacecraft Maneuvering
Jan 26 2016
exactView-9 Launched Successfully and Contacted
Sep 28 2015
SFL’s Josh Newman Wins 1st Place in Small Satellite Student Competition for CanX-4 and CanX-5 Formation Flying Mission Contribution
Aug 12 2015
NORSAT-2 Contract Awarded to SFL by Norwegian Space Centre
Jul 13 2015
CanX-4&5 Formation Flying Mission Accomplished
Nov 05 2014
CanX-4 & CanX-5 Formation Flying Mission, One Month in Space
Jul 30 2014
Space Flight Laboratory Launches Five Satellites in Two Weeks
Jul 08 2014
AISSat-2 Successfully Launched
Jul 08 2014
Update on BRITE-Toronto and BRITE-Montreal
Jul 03 2014
Indian rocket successfully launches two Canadian satellites
Jun 30 2014
Two low-cost, car battery-sized Canadian space telescopes launched today
Jun 19 2014
UniBRITE and BRITE-Austria Commissioned and Operating Successfully
Feb 25 2014
Canadian Space Agency Awards Propulsion System Development Contract to SFL
Dec 02 2013
BRITE-PL1, WNISat-1, and GOMX-1 Launch Successfully
Nov 21 2013
Norwegian Space Centre Awards AISSat-3 Project to SFL
Jul 08 2013
SFL Wins Contract for First Norwegian Science Satellite – NORSAT-1
Jun 14 2013
UniBRITE Achieves Arcminute-Level Fine Pointing for First of its Kind Space Astronomy Mission
Jun 09 2013
Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Demonstration Satellite Contract Awarded
May 01 2013
Next Generation Automatic Identification System Satellites to be Developed under Communitech Program
Apr 19 2013
World's Smallest Astronomy Satellites In Orbit! (Toronto Star Article)
Feb 25 2013
Austrian BRITE Satellites Launched Successfully and Healthy! (Globe and Mail article)
Feb 25 2013
Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC) Opens its Doors to the World
May 25 2012
Canadian Space Agency Awards Micro-mission Cluster Pilots Project to SFL
Mar 28 2012
SPACE-SI Awards NEMO-HD Contract to SFL
Dec 22 2011
Canada adds two satellites to BRITE Constellation
Jan 19 2011
AISSat-1 celebrates six months of success on-orbit, first nanosatellite with high performance pointing
Jan 12 2011
Norway signs AISSat-2 deal
Jan 06 2011
New Microsatellite Science and Technology Center (MSTC) planned for completion in late 2011
Dec 15 2010
CanX-7 Deorbiting Demonstration Mission Awarded Funding
Oct 28 2010
SFL-Built AISSat-1 Reaches Orbit and Confirmed Healthy
Jul 12 2010
CanX-2 Team wins the 2010 CASI Alouette Award
May 04 2010
UTIAS-SFL Trailblazing Small Satellite Technology (Space News)
Apr 20 2009
'Space News' Reports on "Trailblazing Small Satellite Technology" At SFL
Apr 20 2009
Rapidly Developed Ship-Tracking Satellite Approaches One Year On Orbit
Mar 02 2009
Big Science From Canada's Smallest Satellite
Mar 02 2009
NLS-4 Launch Rescheduled: Set for March 2008 on the Antrix PSLV
Jun 10 2008
MOST Team Wins Alouette Award 2008
Jun 10 2008
NLS-5 Launch Scheduled: for Q2 2008 on the Antrix PSLV
May 08 2008
NLS-4 Launch Scheduled - June 30, 2007: Antrix PSLV
Jun 30 2007
Canadian Space Gazette: The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 2
Aug 01 2006
RCI Lecture: The MOST Space Telescope: Big Science on a Small Platform
Feb 13 2006
Toronto Star: Canada leads cosmic search for new Earth - January 12, 2006
Jan 12 2006
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