About SFL: Partners


Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation European Space Agency Dynacon Inc. University of British Columbia University of Toronto AeroAstro Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering, Vienna University of Technology - Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Hochfrequenztechnik Sinclair Interplanetary Routes AstroEngineering Graz University of Technology - Technische Universität Graz University of Vienna - Universität Wien Austrian Research Promotion Agency - FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft GmbH Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada MDA Space Missions Defence Research and Development Canada Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund Ontario Centres of Excellence Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for thebenefit of Canadians and humanity.
DRDC Ottawa is one of six research centres within the national organization, Defence R&D Canada, an agency of the Department of National Defence. We
understand the defence environment and with over 60 years of experience in scientific research and development of applied technology, we are the leader in the exploitation of wireless and information technologies for defence applications.
Providing support for microsatellite research and development at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory through the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund.
NSERC’s role is to make investments in people, discovery and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians. We invest in people by supporting more than 17,700 university students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. We promote discovery by funding more than 9,600 university
professors every year. And we help make innovation happen by encouraging more than 500 Canadian companies to invest in university research.
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Centre for Earth and Environmental Technologies (ETech) delivers research excellence to Canada’s environment,
resource management, and space sectors. As a leading network for innovation, ETech is committed to developing marketable technology and contributing to the advancement of a sustainable economy.

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. The Establishment is also the chief adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces’ military organization.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG – Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft GmbH) is one of the funding partners for the BRITE nanosatellite constellation.
Graz University of Technology (Technische Universität Graz) pursues top teaching and research in the fields of the engineering sciences and the technical-natural sciences.
Research and education at the University of Vienna encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from theology, jurisprudence, economics, computer science, to the humanities and to the social and natural sciences.
With about 40 scientific staff members, the Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering (INTHFT – Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Hochfrequenztechnik) is one of the largest departments of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Vienna University of Technology.
Routes AstroEngineering designs and builds space science instruments and other spacecraft equipment, including solar panels, power control units, and large capacity spacecraft data storage products. Since being founded in 1988, Routes has developed equipment for free-flying satellites, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and suborbital rocket payloads.
Founded in 2001 by Doug Sinclair, Sinclair Interplanetary is a supplier of hardware, software and expertise to the spacecraft community. The primary focus is on low-cost, rapid-schedule programs to produce micro- or nano-satellites.
MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Space Missions, formerly known as MD Robotics, was formed May 7, 1999 following acquisition of the Spar Space Robotics operation from Spar Aerospace Limited. Located in Brampton,
Ontario, this new organization brings with it over 30
year’s experience as a leader in space robotics.

AeroAstro combines revolutionary technologies and a unique systems engineering approach to provide dramatically lower cost spacecraft and components to government and commercial customers.
Great Minds for A Great Future – The University of Toronto is proud to contribute to the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory and to take the lead in Canadian high-tech education through training the space systems engineers of tomorrow.
Professor Jaymie Matthews at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Astronomy and Physics, is the Principal Scientific Investigator for the MOST Mission and leads a team of scientists and instrument designers in charge of the science mission and building the telescope for MOST.
The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to
space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the people of Europe.
The Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative, SSETI, gathers more than 500 students from more than 15 universities located in European countries and Canada. The students are undergraduates, graduates or PhD students and they are designing and building satellites in close collaboration with the Education Department of ESA.
COM DEV manufactures advanced products and subsystems that are sold to major satellite builders for use in communications, space science, and remote sensing. Their technology is used on more than 650 spacecraft, including 80 percent of all commercial communications satellites ever launched.
amsat AMSAT is a worldwide group of Amateur Radio Operators who share an active interest in building, launching and then communicating with each other through noncommercial Amateur Radio satellites. By any measure, AMSAT’s track record in successful microsatellite missions has been impressive.


Space Flight Laboratory Confirms Successful Orbital Deployment of HawkEye 360 Cluster 6 Microsatellites
Jan 30 2023
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Awarded Development and Production Support Contract for 15 Additional HawkEye 360 Radio Frequency Geolocation Microsatellites Flex Production Underway
Nov 15 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Completes On-Orbit Commissioning of HawkEye 360 Clusters 4 and 5 Microsatellites
Oct 11 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Nears Completion of GHGSat Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Constellation Core Satellites
Sep 19 2022
GHGSat doubles capacity in record time following launch and operationalization of three new satellites
Aug 11 2022
Space Flight Laboratory Announces Successful Deorbiting of Nanosatellite with Drag Sail Technology. Sails Reduced Time as Space Debris by 178 Years
Jun 13 2022
Six Microsatellites Built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto Launched Aboard SpaceX Transporter-5 Mission - 36 SFL-Built Satellites Launched in Past Two Years
Jun 02 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) and GHGSat Announce Successful Testing of Three New Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Satellites
May 05 2022
Hawkeye 360 Launches Next-generation Cluster 4 Satellites
Apr 01 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Awarded Contract to Build Next Three Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Microsatellites for GHGSat
Mar 22 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Wins NASA Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition Contract for Small Satellites
Feb 23 2022
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Develop Two Small Satellites for NASA Astrophysics Pioneers Program
Jan 25 2022
SFL Makes Top Ten list of Satellite Solution Providers list by "Aerospace & Defense Review" magazine
Dec 20 2021
SFL Honored by International Astronautical Federation (IAF) as Member of the Month
Nov 02 2021
Critical Microspace Technologies for Successful Earth Observation
Sep 07 2021
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Awarded Norwegian Space Agency Contract to Build NorSat-4 Maritime Tracking Microsatellite
Aug 09 2021
Three HawkEye 360 Formation-Flying Microsatellites Built By Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Successfully Launched
Jul 01 2021
NASA Selects Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for StarBurst SmallSat Mission
Jun 28 2021
Why Small Satellites and the ‘Microspace’ Approach are Keys to Developing a National Earth Observation Program
Jun 03 2021
Norwegian Space Agency Announces Launch of NorSat-3 Maritime Tracking Microsatellite Built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)
Apr 29 2021
Microspace Technology Enables All Countries to Reap the Benefits of National Earth Observation Programs
Apr 16 2021
Dubai Municipality Announces Launch of DMSat-1 Atmospheric Monitoring Microsatellite Built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)
Mar 22 2021
Dubai Municipality and MBRSC to launch region’s first environmental nanometric satellite on March 20
Mar 11 2021
Blog - Quality is Not Synonymous with Standards
Mar 03 2021
GHGSat-C2 Captures First Methane Plume a Week After Launch
Feb 20 2021
Norway Selects Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Develop Technology Demonstrator Microsatellite
Feb 16 2021
Slovenia Releases Color Image from NEMO-HD Microsatellite Built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) in Collaboration with SPACE-SI
Feb 08 2021
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Announces Successful Launch of 12 Satellites on SpaceX Ride-Sharing Mission
Jan 26 2021
Blog-Systems Engineering vs the CubeSat Kit
Jan 11 2021
HawkEye 360’s Cluster 2 Smallsats Ship To Cape Canaveral For Upcoming Launch
Jan 08 2021
SatTV interviews SFL’s Dr. Robert E. Zee
Nov 24 2020
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Awarded Contract by GHGSat Inc. to Build Three More Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Microsatellites
Nov 16 2020
GHGSat Reports Smallest Methane Emission Ever Detected from Space with Microsatellite Developed by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)
Oct 22 2020
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Announces Launch of Two Satellites
Oct 08 2020
Space Flight Laboratory Announces Launch of Atmospheric Monitoring and Earth Observation Microsatellites
Sep 04 2020
Blog - Disruptive vs Operational Mission Strategies
Aug 12 2020
Blog - Join SFL at the Virtual SmallSat 2020
Jul 31 2020
Blog - SFL Serving Both NewSpace and MicroSpace Missions
Jul 29 2020
Blog - AISSat-1 Maritime Vessel Tracking Nanosat Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Jul 22 2020
Jul 17 2020
Blog - SFL Comprehensive Microspace Mission Development Includes Ground Segment
Jul 06 2020
Blog - Autonomous Formation Flying Enables Multi-Satellite Applications – Part 2
Jun 01 2020
Blog - Autonomous Formation Flying Enables Multi-Satellite Applications – Part 1
May 22 2020
Blog - What’s Under Development at SFL? Atmospheric Monitoring Missions
Apr 27 2020
Blog - What’s Under Development at SFL? Ship Tracking and Remote Sensing Missions
Mar 26 2020
Blog - SFL and Kepler Collaboration Featured on SatTV News
Feb 14 2020
Space Flight Laboratory and Kepler Communications Announce Collaboration on Fully Operational Nanosatellite Constellation
Feb 03 2020
Blog - What’s Under Development at SFL? Commercial GHGSat and HE360 Missions
Jan 13 2020
Blog - Attitude Control Crucial for Practical Applications of Small Satellites – Part 2
Dec 16 2019
Blog - Attitude Control Crucial for Practical Applications of Small Satellites – Part 1
Dec 09 2019
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