Applications: Technology Demos

Applications – Technology Demonstration

technology demonstration satellites
norsk logo

“NOSA is glad to be working with SFL on this demanding project. The flexibility of SFL and their micro-satellite platforms have met the varied and demanding challenges of this multi-mission technology demonstrator. We feel that this mission is again pushing the envelope for what we are able to accomplish with these fast-paced low footprint projects.”

–NorSat-TD Project Manager,
Tyler Jones

Need to Show Your Technology Works in Space?

SFL has a long history of technology demonstration using its small satellites, microsatellites, and nanosatellites. By integrating new technology payloads with reliable heritage platforms, SFL improves the probability of new technology success. Over the years, SFL has successfully demonstrated high-performance attitude control, precision pointing, formation flying, deorbiting drag-sail technology and other capabilities previously thought impossible to achieve in low-cost, smaller-sized satellites.

An expert in low-cost small satellites, SFL follows an agile microspace development process that results in new technology being launched into space faster. Flexible platforms are adaptable and provide a basis for testing first-of-its-kind sensors.



Technological collaboration among European nations.


CanX-2 governmentsatellite
Canada’s smallest operational satellite.


Norway’s first scientific satellite.


canx-4 and canx-5 select
Canada’s formation flying demonstration.

HawkEye 360 Pathfinder

hawkeye pathfinder select
Commercial formation flying satellites performing multi-band RF geolocation.