Nanosatellites

AISSAT-1

AISSat-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-2

The 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-3

The 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 Program

The 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-1

The 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-2

The 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-Constellation

CanX-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-5

CanX-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 / NTS

Nanosatellite 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-7

As 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...

EV9

ExactView 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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