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Space flight lab highlights ‘Gray Jay’ microsat project

By [email protected] - 1st July 2019 - 10:46

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a developer of microspace missions with more than 100 years of on-orbit operations, highlights the Canadian Gray Jay Pathfinder R&D microsatellite project. Gray Jay is a formation flying microsatellite constellation developed by SFL for the Department of National Defence’s science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), to support Arctic surveillance technology demonstration under the All-Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) program. SFL is one of the world’s leading developers of next-generation smaller satellites featuring advanced attitude control and formation-flying technology – critical capabilities for the Gray Jay project. Surveillance solutions support the Government of Canada’s ability to exercise sovereignty in the North and provide a greater awareness of safety and security issues, as well as transportation and commercial activity in Canada’s Arctic. These objectives have been outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.