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Canadian University Demonstrates NanoSat Formation Flying First

The precise movements of a satellite in orbit is an orchestration of many variables, from gravity to positioning for solar power, communications and other factors. The precise movement of two satellites flying in formation in close proximity is another level of difficulty. It is a capability that the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) recently demonstrated and which at …

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Canadian Nanosats CanX-4 and CanX-5 Achieve Notable Firsts

There’s nothing routine about launch and spaceflight. For two Canadian nanosats, CanX-4 and CanX-5, the June 30th launch aboard an Indian rocket proved a challenge. But just over a month into the mission the team of engineers from the University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory have completed some notable firsts.

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