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CanX 6

Also called NTS (Nano Tracking Ships)


Designation 32784 / 08021B
Launch date 28 Apr 2008
Country of origin Canada
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 633 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 98°
Period 97.4 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #13

It is carrying an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver built by COM DEV that is to verify the performance of key elements of the company's space-based AIS systems solution. COM DEV commissioned the University of Toronto to build the experimental spacecraft and integrate the COM DEV payload.
The mission will collect data that will validate key technology and performance characteristics of the AIS system, enabling design improvements to be incorporated into the final product.

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Technical data


Prime contractor University of Toronto
Mass at launch 3.5 km
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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