[FPSPACE] FW: [CubeSat] Nanosatellite Launch Service 6 in July 2009

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Wed Nov 12 22:38:32 EST 2008

>From: Freddy Pranajaya <freddyp at utias-sfl.net>
>To: cubesat at atl.calpoly.edu, Bob.Twiggs at stanford.edu
>Subject: [CubeSat] Nanosatellite Launch Service 6 in July 2009
>Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:38:54 -0500
>Dear All,
>The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute 
>for Aerospace Studies would like to formally announce a launch opportunity 
>in July 2009.  This opportunity will be part of the Nanosatellite Launch 
>Service 6 (NLS-6).  NLS-6 will include one 7 kg spacecraft from SFL.
>Currently there is sufficient mass margin available to accommodate 
>additional spacecraft, as follows:
>- Two Single Cubesats
>   -- OR --
>- One Triple Cubesat
>We would like to open this launch opportunity and invite all interested 
>parties to consider joining us as Launch Partner.
>We expect to finalize the Launch Services Agreement before the end of 
>November 2008.  We are currently looking at July 1, 2009 as the spacecraft 
>delivery date to the launch site.
>Should you have any question, please contact:
>   Mr. Freddy Pranajaya
>   Manager, Advanced Systems Group
>   416-667-7700 or 416-667-7890
>About the Space Flight Laboratory
>The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) is part of the University of Toronto, 
>located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  SFL maintains an in-house expertise 
>in spacecraft subsystem and system design for a complete end-to-end 
>capability from mission analysis, subsystem design and assembly, integrated 
>system-level qualification, launch services, and on-orbit operations.  SFL 
>currently employs 15 full time professional with extensive spacecraft 
>experience, and has an established program that provides graduate-level 
>education and mentorship on spacecraft systems and engineering as part of 
>the University of Toronto.
>SFL currently has three operational spacecraft in orbit: one 53 kg 
>astronomy microsatellite, one 3.5 kg technology demonstration 
>nanosatellite, and one 6.5 kg maritime surveillance nanosatellite.  In 
>addition SFL has five nanosatellites that are under construction, including 
>the one due for completion for the NLS-6 launch.  SFL will also be 
>supplying the flight computer, power and attitude control system for a 75 
>kg microsatellite.
>About the Nanosatellite Launch Service
>The Nanosatellite Launch Service (NLS) program was established to provide 
>assured, rapid and cost-effective access to space for SFL spacecraft.  
>Other spacecraft developers are welcomed to join the NLS launches as Launch 
>Partners.  Previous NLS launches include:
>- NLS-1 -- AAUSat, CanX-1, DTUSat (Rockot, 2003)
>- NLS-2 -- QuakeSat (Rockot, 2003)
>- NLS-3 -- NCube-2, UWE-1, XI-V (Cosmos-3M/SSETI-Express, 2005)
>- NLS-4 -- AAUSat-II, CanX-2, COMPASS-1, Delfi-C3, Cute-1.7+APDII, SEEDS 
>(PSLV, 2008)
>- NLS-5 -- NTS (PSLV, 2008)
>The NLS program makes use of SFL XPOD family of separation systems.  The 
>XPOD can be customized to accommodate spacecraft up to 20 by 20 by 40 cm in 
>size and 15 kg in weight.  Currently four different XPOD designs have been 
>Freddy Pranajaya
>   Freddy Pranajaya -- Manager, Advanced Systems
>   UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
>   4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M3H 5T6
>   +1-416-667-7890 V, +1-647-338-7890 M, www.utias-sfl.net
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