Canadian CubeSats and the World’s First Hacking-Challenge Satellite to Fly on SpaceX 28

Canadian CubeSat Patches Nanoracks

Nanoracks is gearing up for SpaceX’s 28th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for June 3rd at 12:34pm EDT. On this mission, we’re flying multiple CubeSats for our 26th Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer mission. We will be flying five satellites as part of the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. The CCP project aims to launch a CubeSat from every province and territory of Canada. In collaboration with the CSA, Nanoracks integrates and deploys these satellites from the International Space Station.

We are also thrilled to showcase two unique mission patches featuring maple syrup and poutine, a popular Canadian dish of French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. These patches celebrate a few fun pieces of Canadian culture while highlighting the collaboration between CSA, Nanoracks, and our university partners.

Canadian CubeSat Patches Nanoracks

See below for the full list of CCP satellites flying on this mission:

RADSAT-SK – University of Saskatchewan
Ukpik-1 –Western University
ESSENCE – York University
Iris – University of Manitoba
SC-ODIN – Concordia University

We are also flying Moonlighter, the world’s first ever hacking sandbox in space! Moonlighter is a 3U CubeSat built by The Aerospace Corporation, purposely designed to advance the understanding of cybersecurity as it applies to space systems. The CubeSat will be used at the DEFCON conference by the Air Force/Space Force to engage cybersecurity professionals by challenging them to hack a real-life satellite. Learn more about Moonlighter and the Hack-a-Sat challenge.

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