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Latest from SFL

  • CanX-2, CanX-6, and the NLS-4 satellites have launched on PSLV-C9
  • Mission Elapsed Time: T + 14 days 11:50:01
  • Launch vehicle telemetry has indicated that all XPODs have released their satellites into orbit.
  • First contact from CanX-2: 15:06:13 UTC.
  • First contact from NTS: 15:13:18 UTC.
  • The launch of NLS-4 and NLS-5 on India's PSLV-C9 occurred at April 28, 2008 at 03:53:51 UTC

  • CanX-2 and CanX-6 have been integrated on to the ISRO PSLV in Sriharikota, India along with the other nanosatellites on NLS-4 and NLS-5.
  • CanX-2 will demonstrate the enabling technologies required for formation flight and conduct experiments in atmospheric spectroscopy, GPS signal occultation, and material coatings.
  • CanX-6 will demonstrate key elements of COM DEV space-based AIS detection technology.

  • Updates and photographs from the campaign are posted on the NLS-4 page.
In Space

First Space Telescope

 What is MOST?
 Where is it?

Eurockot MOM Launch, carrying MOST and CanX-1 to Orbit
  • MOST and CanX-1 were launched at 14:15 UTC on June 30, 2003 from Plesetsk, Russia.

  • MOST operations continue with news on observation results posted on the Science Team's web site.

Launch Campaign Updates

Day 27 - April 28, 2008 - L+2h

The launch was successfull. LV telemetry indicates all XPOD have been activated and that all doors are open. High-fidelity LV telemetry has partially been processed and showed actual door opening times and pusher plate status. The remainder of the high-fidelity telemetry continues to come from the Mauritius Ground Station and will be processed.

CUTE-1.7+APDII has been confirmed to be operational.
SEEDS has been confirmed to be operational.

All others appeared to have been separated successfully. We are awaiting confirmation on the status of each spacecraft.

NORAD is tracking the cluster and has preliminary count. We are expecting 10 objects: 9 spacecraft + the PS4 upper stage.

CanX-2 CanX-2
Paving The Way
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Formation Flight
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Can you hear
me now?
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NLS1 Nanosatellites NanoSat Launches
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