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Killick 1

Killick 1 [Memorial University of Newfoundland]

Killick 1 is a technological demonstration CubeSat (2U) built by Memorial University of Newfoundland to monitor oceans, especially sea-ice detection and sea-ice concentration estimation.

The satellite is to test an existing technology designed to monitor oceans (sea-ice detection and sea-ice concentration estimation) and fit it on the smaller CubeSat frame, which could lead to cheaper solutions to monitor and collect data on our oceans.

The technological experiments concerns the use of GNSS signals to measure ocean parameters, otherwise known as GNSS Reflectometry. This scientific payload is considered to be an achievable project for students over the time period of the CCP project.

It was launched in March 2024 onboard of Dragon CRS-30 to the ISS, where it will be deployed later from the Kibo airlock.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Contractors: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Equipment: Cameras
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ~ 6 months
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Killick 1 1998-067 21.03.2024 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-30, Burstcube, HyTI, SNoOPI, Big Red Sat 1, CURTIS, MicroOrbiter 1, Kashiwa, QMSat, VIOLET


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