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CanX-7 is a demonstration mission involving a 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.

Alternate Names

  • 41788
  • Canx7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-09-26
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • University of Toronto (Canada)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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