Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

4th quarter

Recipient Name:York University
Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Purpose:This project entitled « CubeSat Electrodynamic Tether Deorbit Experiment (CETDE) » fosters the development of a critical mass of researchers and HQP in Canadian Space Sector by conducting a CubeSat Electrodynamic Tether Deorbit Experiment. The experiment involves two CubeSats linked by a 400m bare tape electrodynamic tether (EDT), to be launched from the International Space Station. It will demonstrate the propellant less EDT propulsion technology, the feasibility of deorbiting end-of-mission/dysfunctionnal satellites and space debris by EDT and new ideas in conducting science experiments using Tethered CubeSats.
Comments:The amount allocated covers more than one fiscal year.