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UTIAS-SFL Students Win Significant Awards for their Technical Papers
Graduate students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) received first and second place awards for technical papers relating to microspace missions developed by SFL
SFL-Led Nanosatellite Team Receives Canadian Alouette Award for Precise Autonomous Formation Flight
Space Flight Laboratory and its sponsors have been honored by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) for the highly successful CanX-4 and CanX-5 nanosatellite precision formation flying mission. CASI presented the mission team with the 2018 Alouette Award for outstanding contribution to advancement in Canadian space technology.
NorSat-3 Ordered by Norwegian Space Centre, Satellite Under Construction at SFL
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced today that NorSat-3, a 15-kilogram microsatellite, has been ordered by the Norwegian Space Centre, and that construction is well underway. NorSat-3 follows from the highly successful NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 satellites also built by SFL.
Norwegian AIS Satellites See Far More Ships
The improved AIS-receiver on the Norwegian satellites launched this summer detects 60 % more ships than their precursors. The satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched from Kazakhstan on July 14th 2017.
BRITE Reveals Spots on Supergiant Star Drive Spirals in Stellar Wind
A Canadian-led international team of astronomers recently discovered that spots on the surface of a supergiant star are driving huge spiral structures in its stellar wind.
CLARA on NorSat-1 Successfully Switched on for the First Time
The CLARA commissioning team, consisting of an engineer and a scientist from PMOD/WRC and an engineer from UITAS/SFL, successfully performed commissioning measurements from 21 – 24 August
2017 with the CLARA radiometer from the ground control center in Oslo, Norway. All planned measurements were successfully conducted, and one of CLARA’s three channels was fully
Norwegian Satellites Launched Successfully and Healthy
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced today the successful launch of two Norwegian microsatellites developed and built by SFL for the Norwegian Space Centre with support from the Norwegian Coastal Authority, Space Norway, and the European Space Agency.
GHGSat Unveils Satellite Imagery
Today, GHGSat unveiled sample imagery from its demonstration satellite, Claire. GHGSat has detected emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, from a hydroelectric facility under construction in Africa.