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CanX 7

CanX 7 [UTIAS]

CanX-7 (Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiments 7) is a demonstration mission involving a 3U-CubeSat nanosatellite that will incorporate a lightweight, compact, deployable drag sail under development at SFL.

The mission is funded by Defence R&D Canada (Ottawa), NSERC and COM DEV Ltd. The mission will demonstrate the drag sail's customizability, modularity, stowability and effectiveness at achieving the deorbiting requirements of the IADC. The results will then be used to create a low cost, modular, and customizable deorbiting device for nanosatellites and microsatellites in low Earth orbit, thus alleviating the programmatic and technical risk to space missions when using satellites of this class.

The sail was successfully deployed on 3 May 2017.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: UTIAS (University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies)
Contractors: UTIAS
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 661 km × 702 km, 98.20
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CanX 7 2016-059F 26.09.2016 Sr FLP PSLV-G (3) with SCATSAT 1, AlSat 1B, AlSat 2B, BlackSky Pathfinder 1, Pratham, PISat, AlSat-Nano