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January 25, 2014


Development of a Nitrous Oxide-Based Monopropellant Thruster for Small Spacecraft

Flight Results from the CANX-4 and CANX-5 Formation Flying Mission

EXACTVIEW-9: Commissioning and On-orbit Operation of a Hight Performance AIS Nanosatellite


CanX-4 and CanX-5 Precision Formation Flight: Mission Accomplished!


On-oribit Performance of the Bright Target Explorer (BRITE) Nanosatellite Astronomy Constellation

NEMO-AM: High Fidelity Autonomous Nanosatellite for Earth Observation and Aerosol Monitoring


The CanX-7 Drag Sail Demonstration Mission: Enabling Environmental Stewardship for Nano- and Microsatellites

Modular Power System: Enabling Scalable Missions for the 1W to 1kW Range

NEMO-HD a High Performance Multispectral Earth Observation Microsatellite Enabled by COTS Components

In-Flight Operations of a High-Availability Nanosatellite Constellation for Maritime Observation

Space Based AIS Detection with the Maritime Monitoring and Message Microsatellite

The CanX-4&5 Mission: Achieving Precise Formation Flight at the Nanosatellite Scale


The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 7 (CanX-7) Demonstration Mission: De-Orbiting Nano- and Microspacecraft

NEMO-HD: High-Resolution Microsatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation

The SFL Modular Power System (MPS): A Scalable Multi-Purpose Power System for 1W to 1KW-Class Missions

Antarctic Broadband: Fast Internet for the Bottom of the Earth

NEMO-HD: High-Resolution Microsatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation

Space Based AIS Detection with the Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite

In-Flight Experience of the High Performance Attitude Determination and Control System of the Generic Nanosatellite Bus

AISSAT-1 2 Years of Service


The BRITE Constellation Space Telescope Design and Test of a Wide Field, High Resolution, Low Noise Optical Telescope for a Nanosatellite Constellation

The Antarctic Broadband Demonstration Nanosatellite: Fast Internet for the Bottom of the Earth

AISSat-1 Early Results


The BRITE Nano-Satellite Constellation Mission

Nanosatellite Tracking Ships: Cost-effective Responsive Space

Nanosatellite Demonstration Mission: The Detection of Maritime AIS Signals From Low Earth Orbit

Canadian Advanced Nanospace Experiment 2 Orbit Operations: Two Years of Pushing the Nanosatellite Performance Envelope

Microsatellite Science and Technology Center: Canada’s Center for Microspace Innovation

Solar Array Arcing Mitigation for Polar Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Attitude Manoeuvring Under Dynamic Path and Time Contstraints For Formation Flying Nanosatellites

The NEMO Bus: A Third Generation High-Performance Nanosatellite For Earth Monitoring and Observation


Peak Power Tracking on a Nanosatellite Scale: The Design and Implementation of Digital Power Electronics on the SFL Generic Nanosatellite Bus

Increasing the Accuracy of Orbital Position Information From NORAD SGP4 Using Intermittent GPS Readings

Canadian Advanced Nanospace Experiment 2 Orbit Operations: One Year of Pushing the Nanosatellite Performance Envelope

Nanosatellite Tracking Ships: From Concept to Launch in 7 Months


Possible Orbit Scenarios for an InSAR Formation Flying Microsatellite Mission

A Norwegian Satellite for Space-based Observations of AIS in the High North

Canadian Advanced Nanospace Experiment 2: On-orbit Experiences With a Three-Kilogram Satellite


The Design of a Lunar Farside Gravity Mapping Nanosatellite for the European Student Moon Orbiter Mission

Enabling Reaction Wheel Technology for High-performance Nanosatellite Control

Precision Formation Flight: the CanX-4 and CanX-5 Dual Satellite Mission

The MOMENT Magnetic Mapping Mission: Martian Science on a Nanosatellite Platform


Space Flight Laboratory to Build HawkEye 360 Next-Gen Microsatellite Cluster for Commercial Radio Frequency Geolocation
Mar 27 2019
Canada Awards Contracts In Support of Arctic Surveillance
Feb 01 2019
Arianespace to Launch Slovenian NEMO-HD Microsatellite
Dec 03 2018
HawkEye 360 Announces Successful Launch of First Three Satellites Built by SFL Under Contract to DSI
Dec 03 2018
A New Star in the Sky
Nov 20 2018
GHGSat selects Arianespace to launch GHGSat-C1 on Vega
Nov 15 2018
UTIAS-SFL Students Win Significant Awards for their Technical Papers
Aug 14 2018
SFL-Led Nanosatellite Team Receives Canadian Alouette Award for Precise Autonomous Formation Flight
May 17 2018
NorSat-3 Ordered by Norwegian Space Centre, Satellite Under Construction at SFL
Jan 10 2018
Norwegian AIS Satellites See Far More Ships
Jan 10 2018
BRITE Reveals Spots on Supergiant Star Drive Spirals in Stellar Wind
Oct 24 2017
CLARA on NorSat-1 Successfully Switched on for the First Time
Aug 25 2017
Norwegian Satellites Launched Successfully and Healthy
Jul 14 2017
GHGSat Unveils Satellite Imagery
May 23 2017
Dubai Space Centre Orders Environmental Monitoring Satellite from SFL
May 16 2017
After Only One Week, CanX-7 Shows Drag Sails are Effective at Deorbiting Satellite
May 11 2017
CanX-7 Successfully Deploys Drag Sails kicking off Deorbiting Demonstration
May 04 2017
GHGSat Announces 1000th Measurement – Two Months Ahead of Schedule
Apr 07 2017
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Nanosatellite Validates Aircraft Tracking, Prepares for Deorbit Demo
Mar 30 2017
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Develop Microsatellites for Greenhouse Gas Monitoring
Mar 24 2017
CanX-7 Aircraft Tracking and Deorbiting Demo Satellite Launched, Contacted, and Healthy
Sep 26 2016
GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Bus Commissioning Ahead of Schedule
Jun 27 2016
M3MSat Launched and Successfully Contacted
Jun 22 2016
GHGSat-D (CLAIRE) Launches Successfully and First Contact Indicates Good Health
Jun 22 2016
Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission
May 26 2016
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Provide LEO Bus to SSL
May 10 2016
NORSAT-1 Launch Postponed Due to Faulty Bracket Provided by Arianespace
Apr 14 2016
BRITE-Constellation Sees Stars in a New Light
Feb 05 2016
Deep Space Industries Teams with UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory to Demonstrate Autonomous Spacecraft Maneuvering
Jan 26 2016
exactView-9 Launched Successfully and Contacted
Sep 28 2015
SFL’s Josh Newman Wins 1st Place in Small Satellite Student Competition for CanX-4 and CanX-5 Formation Flying Mission Contribution
Aug 12 2015
NORSAT-2 Contract Awarded to SFL by Norwegian Space Centre
Jul 13 2015
CanX-4&5 Formation Flying Mission Accomplished
Nov 05 2014
CanX-4 & CanX-5 Formation Flying Mission, One Month in Space
Jul 30 2014
Space Flight Laboratory Launches Five Satellites in Two Weeks
Jul 08 2014
AISSat-2 Successfully Launched
Jul 08 2014
Update on BRITE-Toronto and BRITE-Montreal
Jul 03 2014
Indian rocket successfully launches two Canadian satellites
Jun 30 2014
Two low-cost, car battery-sized Canadian space telescopes launched today
Jun 19 2014
UniBRITE and BRITE-Austria Commissioned and Operating Successfully
Feb 25 2014
Canadian Space Agency Awards Propulsion System Development Contract to SFL
Dec 02 2013
BRITE-PL1, WNISat-1, and GOMX-1 Launch Successfully
Nov 21 2013
Norwegian Space Centre Awards AISSat-3 Project to SFL
Jul 08 2013
SFL Wins Contract for First Norwegian Science Satellite – NORSAT-1
Jun 14 2013
UniBRITE Achieves Arcminute-Level Fine Pointing for First of its Kind Space Astronomy Mission
Jun 09 2013
Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Demonstration Satellite Contract Awarded
May 01 2013
Next Generation Automatic Identification System Satellites to be Developed under Communitech Program
Apr 19 2013
World's Smallest Astronomy Satellites In Orbit! (Toronto Star Article)
Feb 25 2013
Austrian BRITE Satellites Launched Successfully and Healthy! (Globe and Mail article)
Feb 25 2013
Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC) Opens its Doors to the World
May 25 2012
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