Here is all of our latest blogs.
Blog – Autonomous Formation Flying Enables Multi-Satellite Applications – Part 1
Autonomous formation flying enables multiple satellites to work together and, in some cases, effectively perform functions of a larger satellite, or perform missions that cannot be accomplished with a single satellite.
Blog – What’s Under Development at SFL? Atmospheric Monitoring Missions
One of the first microsatellite challenges we addressed more than 20 years ago was the issue of attitude control. Because of lower mass, smaller satellites are impacted more severely than larger-mass satellites by forces acting upon them in orbit.
Blog – What’s Under Development at SFL? Ship Tracking and Remote Sensing Missions
Two notable missions now ready for launch are a sixth satellite for Norway and the first ever satellite for Slovenia.
Blog – SFL and Kepler Collaboration Featured on SatTV News
Blog – What’s Under Development at SFL? Commercial GHGSat and HE360 Missions
We have several microspace missions now under development at our facility in Toronto. These will serve a variety of Earth observation, radio frequency communications, and atmospheric monitoring applications in the commercial and government clients.
Blog – Attitude Control Crucial for Practical Applications of Small Satellites – Part 2
Attitude control and pointing stability are more challenging with smaller satellites than larger ones due to the difference in inertia of the platforms. The greater inertia of a traditional-size satellite enables it to remain more stable despite perturbations acting upon it in orbit.
Blog – Attitude Control Crucial for Practical Applications of Small Satellites – Part 1
Stability in orbit is a critical capability for any satellite to point an onboard sensor at a known location or object. This applies to both Earth observation and space astronomy. A key challenge for microspace missions has been developing cost-effective satellites with relatively small masses that have the attitude control needed for precise sensor pointing.
Blog – Do Microspace Companies Have a Role in the NewSpace Era?
One of the most frequently asked questions I get at trade shows and conferences is whether the NewSpace revolution will displace Microspace developers like SFL from the market. The people posing this question are often surprised at my optimistic reply.