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After Only One Week, CanX-7 Shows Drag Sails are Effective at Deorbiting Satellite
After deploying its drag sails only a week ago, early results from CanX-7 indicate that the sails are having a noticeable effect.
CanX-7 Successfully Deploys Drag Sails kicking off Deorbiting Demonstration
After collecting over 4.3 million Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) messages from aircraft since it launched in September 2016, the 3.5 kilogram 10x10x34cm CanX-7 nanosatellite deployed its four (4) drag sails this evening.
GHGSat Announces 1000th Measurement – Two Months Ahead of Schedule
GHGSat announced this week during the “Space in Canada” panel at the 33rd Space Symposium that it has performed its 1000th measurement with its demonstration satellite, “Claire”. This particular measurement is of a landfill in Japan.
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Nanosatellite Validates Aircraft Tracking, Prepares for Deorbit Demo
The CanX-7 nanosatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has validated real-time detection and tracking of aircraft by satellite in low-Earth orbit. The next mission phase will begin in early May with deployment of drag sails developed by SFL to accelerate the deorbiting of small satellites as a practical solution to the space debris problem.
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Develop Microsatellites for Greenhouse Gas Monitoring
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a provider of complete microspace missions based at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has been contracted by GHGSat Inc. of Montreal to develop the GHGSat-C1 and C2 greenhouse gas monitoring satellites. SFL will release details of the operational GHGSat microsatellite mission next week at the Satellite 2017 Conference in Washington, D.C.
CanX-7 Aircraft Tracking and Deorbiting Demo Satellite Launched, Contacted, and Healthy
TORONTO – 26 September 2016 – CanX-7, a 3.5kg, 10x10x34cm nanosatellite, was successfully launched on PSLV-C35 from India this morning. The satellite was contacted and found healthy during its first pass over Toronto several hours later.
GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Bus Commissioning Ahead of Schedule
Only five days after launch, GHGSat-D (also known as “CLAIRE”) is ahead of schedule in relation to on-orbit commissioning of the microsatellite bus.
M3MSat Launched and Successfully Contacted
The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) developed by COM DEV Ltd. and SFL was successfully launched at 03:56 UTC today on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 from Sriharikota, India.