CanX-5 Satellite

Spacecraft CanX-5
Form factor Nanosatellite
Units or mass 7 kg
Status Was operational until? (eoPortal status from 2018-05-22 and mentioned in the news from 2023-05-01 but no information about status as of 2023-06-08, possibly retired)
Launched 2014-06-30
NORAD ID 40056
Deployer XPOD GNB (Experimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher PSLV
Organization Space Flight Laboratory
Institution Institute
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Country Canada
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory
Operator Space Flight Laboratory
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)

Demonstration of on-orbit formation flying.


Primary mission is the demonstration of on-orbit formation flying. In this context, formation flying is defined as two or more satellites controlling their position and orientation with respect to one another to achieve a predefined configuration necessary for coordinated operations.

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Keywords Formation flying, Propulsion
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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