NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 built by the UTIAS Space Flight Lab

The Norwegian satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched on Friday the 14th of July 2017. The two satellites will monitor maritime traffic and test science and technology payloads. Norway’s new national satellites lifted off with a Soyuz-launcher from the Russian spaceport in Baikonur today at 08.36 CET Friday the 14th of July 2017. Video… Read more »

UTIAS alumnus Dr. Lorne Heuckroth donates $525,000 to UTIAS for scholarships

Heuckroth, a triple graduate of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), donated $525,000 to establish scholarships at UTIAS. The scholarships are directed to students from developing countries to study at the master’s level. Heuckroth made the gift to give students opportunities like those he had in a remarkable 40-year… Read more »

The UTIAS SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the… Read more »

Profs Angela Schoellig and Tim Barfoot collaborate with Drone Delivery Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada

A new research partnership between academia, industry and government will enable unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, also known as drones — to safely find their way back to their launch point, even if their communication or GPS navigation systems fail. The technology could greatly expand the use of drones in applications from delivery of goods… Read more »

Self-driving electric car to be created by new U of T Engineering student team led by UTIAS Professors Barfoot and Schoellig

U of T Engineering’s newest student team will spend the next year retrofitting a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle with visual sensors, robotic components and software that enable it to drive itself. The team is one of eight from institutions across North America selected to compete in the first-ever AutoDrive Challenge™. Sponsored jointly by General Motors… Read more »