12 SFL Satellites Launch on SpaceX

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a developer of complete microspace missions, launched and successfully deployed 12 satellites on January 24, 2021. The SpaceX Falcon 9 ride-sharing mission carried three different SFL-designed microspace platforms into orbit for three separate commercial constellations.

The January 24 launch included:

  • Three formation-flying, radio-frequency geolocating microsatellites built upon SFL’s 30-kg DEFIANT platform for HawkEye 360 Inc.
  • One next-generation greenhouse gas-monitoring microsatellite, known as GHGSat-C2 or “Hugo,” built by SFL on its 15-kg NEMO platform for GHGSat Inc. 
  • Eight commercial communications CubeSats developed using the SFL 6U-XL SPARTAN design.

Learn more at: www.utias-sfl.net.

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