AISSAT-1AISSat-1 is a 7-kilogram nanosatellite constructed by SFL for the Government of Norway. Its primary mission is to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of space-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) detection from low-Earth orbit as a means of tracking maritime assets, and the integration of space-based AIS data into a national maritime tracking information system
AISSat-2The AISSat-2 satellite, funded by the Norwegian Space Centre with support from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, is identical to AISSat-1 and incorporates all the improvements made to AISSat-1 following its launch.
AISSat-3The 7-kg, 20x20x20cm AISSat-3 satellite, funded by the Norwegian Space Centre, is similar to AISSat-2 but incorporates an upgraded Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for improved ship detection rates.
CanX ProgramThe Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment (CanX) program at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory provides cost-effective access to space for the research and development community at home and abroad through the use of nanosatellites.
CanX-1The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 1 (CanX-1) is Canada’s first nanosatellite. It was built by graduate students of the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS).
CanX-2The CanX-2 Mission is the second nanosatellite within the Canadian Advanced NanospaceeXpermiment (CanX) program at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS/SFL). CanX nanospacecraft push the envelope of what can be achieved in space with small, low-power devices.
CanX-3 / BRITE-ConstellationCanX-3, also known as BRIght-star Target Explorer (BRITE), is a mission planned to make photometric observations of some of the brightest starts in the sky in order to examine these stars for variability.
CANX-4 & CANX-5CanX-4 and CanX-5 are a pair of identical nanosatellites, planned for launch in 2008. Their primary mission is the demonstration of on-orbit formation flying. In this context, formation flying is defined as two or more satellites controlling their position and orientation with respect to one another to achieve a predefined configuration necessary for coordinated operations.
CANX-6 / NTSNanosatellite Tracking of Ships (NTS), also known as CanX-6, is a ship tracking mission for COM DEV Ltd. The 6.5-kg, 20x20x20cm satellite carries an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver developed by COM DEV for detection of signals transmitted by maritime vessels.
CanX-7As the number of objects in Earth orbit grows, the international satellite industry faces a growing problem associated with orbital debris and space collision avoidance. In September 2007, the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) issued a report entitled "Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines" where it was recommended that satellites deorbit within 25 years after the...
EV9ExactView 9 – Next Generation Automatic Identification System Nanosatellite evPatchThe Space Flight Laboratory is developing a high performance maritime monitoring nanosatellite called exactView 9 (EV9) for exactEarth Inc. through matched funding from FedDev Ontario.
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