Canada adds two satellites to BRITE Constellation
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has officially signed an agreement to support BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE) Constellation by contributing two satellites targeting a launch in 2012.
AISSat-1 celebrates six months of success on-orbit, first nanosatellite with high performance pointing
The seven-kilogram Norwegian ship tracking satellite, AISSat-1, designed and built by SFL for the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment celebrated six months of successful operations in orbit today.
Norway signs AISSat-2 deal
The Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt, or “FFI” in Norwegian) has commissioned SFL to deliver a second ship-tracking satellite, AISSat-2.
CanX-7 Deorbiting Demonstration Mission Awarded Funding
SFL will be developing a nanosatellite mission targeted at demonstrating new deorbiting technology for satellites in low Earth orbit.
New Microsatellite Science and Technology Center (MSTC) planned for completion in late 2011
The Microsatellite Science and Technology Center (MSTC) is a new facility spearheaded by the Space Flight Laboratory.
SFL-Built AISSat-1 Reaches Orbit and Confirmed Healthy
AISSat-1 was successfully launched at 03:52 UTC 12 July 2010, on PSLV-C15 from Sriharikota, India.
'Space News' Reports on "Trailblazing Small Satellite Technology" At SFL
SFL is Canada's mission control center for successful satellite programs
Big Science From Canada's Smallest Satellite
The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 2 (CanX-2)
nanosatellite is nearing the completion of its first year in orbit.
Rapidly Developed Ship-Tracking Satellite Approaches One Year On Orbit
Canada’s first foray into ship tracking from space has been
MOST Team Wins Alouette Award 2008
The 2008 CASI Alouette Award has been conferred to the MOST Team in recognition of the project’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of Canadian space technology, applications, science and engineering.
NLS-4 Launch Rescheduled: Set for March 2008 on the Antrix PSLV
The NLS-4 Status Page is now available and will be continuously updated with the latest launch information including early orbit operations. Click here to continue.
NLS-5 Launch Scheduled: for Q2 2008 on the Antrix PSLV
UTIAS/SFL has signed a Launch Services Agreement with Antrix Corporation for Q2 2008 launch for the NLS-5 payload aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). NLS-5 will include the 7 kg 20x20x20 cm CanX-6 spacecraft.
NLS-4 Launch Scheduled: Set for June 30, 2007 on the Antrix PSLV
UTIAS/SFL has signed a Launch Services Agreement with Antrix Corporation for a June 30, 2007 launch aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
Canadian Space Gazette: The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 2
An overview of the CanX-2 program and the follow-on CanX-4 and CanX-5 mission, published in the August 2006 issue of the Canadian Space Gazette.
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RCI Lecture: The MOST Space Telescope: Big Science on a Small Platform
Dr. Robert E. Zee presented the MOST mission to the Royal Canadian Institute in an hour-long talk.
Toronto Star: Canada leads cosmic search for new Earth - January 12, 2006
Canada's bargain-basement "Humble" space telescope has launched a search for Earth-sized planets around distant stars, a feat none of the much bigger and costlier telescopes in space or on the ground can match.
NanoSatellite Ejection System Successfully Demonstrated in Space - November 7, 2005
The UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory celebrates the success of its custom nanosatellite ejection system, the “T-POD v1.7”, that was used to deploy three 10-cm CubeSats from the SSETI Express microsatellite.
Spaceflight Now: Russian rocket launches batch of tiny satellites - October 27, 2005
An international cluster of diminutive spacecraft from at least seven nations rode a Russian Kosmos rocket into space this morning. Included is a trip of 10-cm Nanosatellites to be deployed by a T-POD device from the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory of Toronto.
Toronto Sun: U of T's tiny eye set for the sky - September 1, 2005
Jason Tchir reports that a satellite the size of a milk carton could be the next big thing in space
Toronto Star: Tiny Satellite Packs Punch - August 31, 2005
Peter Calamai reports that the University of Toronto unveils its high-tech wonder CanX-2.
Red Herring: Satellite Slimdown - August 31, 2005
Red Herring reports that tesearchers at the University of Toronto demonstrated on Wednesday the feasibility of a satellite the size of a milk carton that could breathe new life into an industry that has problems finding applications that it could sustain, considering its peculiar economics.
CSA News Release: Two years of amazing discoveries for Canada's "Humble Space Telescope"
Soon after its launch two years ago by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada's "Humble Space Telescope" started making amazing observations-beyond the capacity of any other Earth- or space-based instrument.
AMSAT Praises Cooperation with UTIAS/SFL - August 13, 2004
Robin Haighton, VE3FRH, President of AMSAT-NA, acknowledges and praises the cooperation between AMSAT and UTIAS/SFL that resulted in the highly successful MOST microsatellite.
Canadian telescope's stellar stakeout shakes scientists' theories of stars - July 2, 2004
Peter Calamai reports that Canada's 'Humble' space telescope has just schocked astronomers -- by finding nothing when it focussed for a month on the eighth brightest star in the winter night sky.
Universe Today: New Observations of Procyon Defy Expectations - July 1, 2004
Universe Today reports that MOST, Canada's first space telescope, celebrates its first brithday today, but its latest surprising results could spoil the party for other astronomers whose earlier results are now being questioned.
Canada's First Space Telescope Finds Stellar "Flat Liner" - June 30, 2004
MOST, Canada's first space telescope, celebrates its first birthday today, but its latest surprising results could spoil the party for other astronomers whose earlier results are now being questioned.
Universe Today: MOST Measures the Pulse of a Star - June 16, 2004
Universe Today reports that MOST, Canada's first space telescope, is shaking up the way astronomers think about stars -- and putting a new spin on the life story of our own Sun -- by allowing astronomers to see in unprecedented detail how stars shake and spin.
Toronto Star: Tiny Telescope Exceeds High Hopes - February 28, 2004
Toronto Star Science Reporter Peter Calamari reports on the success of the MOST microsatellite.