Wednesday, July 09, 2008

MicrospaceNews: Update on Canada's NEOSSat

Here's an update on Canada's exciting small satellite mission, the asteroid-hunting and satellite-tracking NEOSSat (Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite). David Cooper of prime contractor Dyacon notes, "NEOSSat requires remarkable agility and pointing stability that has never before been achieved by a microsatellite. It must rapidly spin to point at new locations hundreds of times per day, each time screeching to a halt to hold rock steady on a distant target, or precisely track a satellite along its orbit, and image-on-the-run."

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