SIMBA [Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium]
SIMBA (Sun-earth Imbalance) is a Belgian 3U CubeSat, designed by the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgiumw ith the participation of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, the University of Leuven and ISIS-Innovative Solutions In Space as a technology demonstration mission.
The satellite will have three objectives:
The satellite was to be originally part of the QB50 constellation, but dropped out later. Launch into a sun synchroneous orbit is now planned for 2018.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium|
|Contractors:||Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium; ISIS (bus)|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|SIMBA (ex QB50 BE02)||-||2019||Ko ELV||Vega||with Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, Astrocast 1.1, ..., 1.10, Astrocast 1.1, ..., 1.10, Lemur-2 y1, ..., yy, PICASSO, ?|