Full Name Canadian Advanced Nanosatellite eXperiment-2 Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies UTIAS / SFL Launch Date 28 Apr 2008
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 635 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications CanX-2 is a nanosatellite mission designed and built at UTIAS/SFL. It successfully reached its two objectives: technology demonstration and provision of cost-effective access to space for the Canadian research and development community. Its primary goal was to demonstrate several technologies critical for the CanX-4/5 formation flying mission, including a custom cold-gas propulsion system, a 30 mNms nanosatellite reaction wheel as part of a three-axis stabilised momentum-bias attitude control system, and a commercially available GPS receiver.
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