SFL successfully deploys CanX-7 drag sails – Satellite News Digest

After collecting over 4.3 million Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) messages from aircraft since it launched in September 2016, the 3.5 kilogram 10 cm x 10 cm x 34 cm CanX-7 nanosatellite deployed its four drag sails. CanX-7 was built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS).


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