Name CanX-2 ((Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiments)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (Last eoPortal report from 2017 and mentioned in an article by O. Montenbruck written in 2019)
Launched 2008-04-28
NORAD ID 32790
Deployer XPOD (eXperimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Space Flight Laboratory
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Canada
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)

ADCS technology demonstrations including propulsion module. Radio occultation experiment, atmospheric spectrometer and space materials experiment.


GPS radio occultation experiment to characterize the upper atmosphere (University of Calgary), an atmospheric spectrometer to measure greenhouse gases (York University), and a space materials experiment to evaluate the effects of atomic oxygen on a protective coating (University of Toronto).

The technologies that have been successfully tested include a novel propulsion system (Nanosatellite Propulsion System, or “NANOPS”), custom UHF and S-band radios, innovative attitude sensors and actuators, and a modified commercial GPS receiver.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
Photo sources [1] [2]
Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2023-06-08
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