Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Provide LEO Bus to SSL
TORONTO, CANADA, May 10, 2016 – 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.
SSL is building the prototype Ka-band spacecraft that Telesat expects to launch into low earth orbit (LEO) next year as part of the test and demonstration phase for a global constellation that Telesat is now developing.
“At SFL, performance meets practicality and efficiency,” says Dr. Robert Zee, Director, SFL, “We look forward to working with SSL to provide technology for an affordable and high performance satellite.”
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) builds big performance into smaller, lower cost satellites. Small satellites built by SFL in Canada consistently push the performance envelope and disrupt the traditional cost paradigm. Satellites are built with advanced power systems, stringent attitude control and high-volume data capacity that are striking relative to the budget. SFL arranges launches globally and maintains a mission control center accessing ground stations worldwide. The pioneering and barrier breaking work of SFL is a key enabler to tomorrow’s cost aggressive satellite constellations.