|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Reentry 2022-04-21. Was operational (Personal contact 2018-08-10)|
|Deployer||XPOD (eXperimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]|
|Organisation||Space Flight Laboratory|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory|
|Operator||Space Flight Laboratory|
|Launch brokerer||Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL), ?|
|Partners||Defence R&D Canada, COM DEV|
Demonstrate deployable drag sail.
Incorporate a lightweight, compact, deployable drag sail. 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.
Test an ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) receiver developed by Royal Military College (RMC) with support from COM DEV Ltd. ADS-B is a cooperative surveillance technology for tracking aircraft. Detecting ADS-B signals from space will enable enhanced global awareness of aircraft identities, locations, and headings. CanX-7 will be among the first satellites in the world to evaluate this technology from space.
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|Keywords||ADS-B, De-orbit device|