The Norwegian Student Satellite Project Ncube (Norwegian Cubesat) aims to design, build, integrate, test and launch a small satellite in order to provide students in Norwegian educational institutions with:
The payload is an AIS-receiver (Automated Identification System), to demonstrate the capability of using this earth-based ship-tracking system from space. To further test the use of the AIS-receiver, a reindeer will be fitted with a collar capable of sending AIS signals to the satellite, thus enabling tracking of the movement of the reindeer.
Ncube 2 was launched on 27.10.2005 on a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle onboard of the SSETI-Express satellite, but was most likely not deployed.
The launch of Ncube 1 on 26 July 2006 was not successful, as the Dnepr failed 86 sec after launch.
|Type / Application:||Technology, traffic monitoring|
|Operator:||Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)|
|Contractors:||Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Ncube 1 (Rudolf)||2006-F03||26.07.2006||Ba LC-109/95||F||Dnepr||with BelKa 1, Baumanets 1, Unisat 4, PicPot, CP 1, CP 2, HAUSAT 1, ICECube 1, ICECube 2, ION, KUTESat-Pathfinder, Mea Huaka'i, MEROPE, Rincon 1, SACRED, SEEDS, AeroCube 1|
|Ncube 2||2005-043H||27.10.2005||Pl LC-132/1||p||Kosmos-3M||with TopSat 1, China-DMC+4, Mozhayets 5, Sina 1, SSETI-Express, UWE 1, XI 5, Rubin 5-ASOLANT|