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WildTrackCube-SIMBA (IKUNS 3)

WildTrackCube-SIMBA [University of Nairobi]

WildTrackCube-SIMBA (System for Improved Monitoring of the Behavior of Animals) is a 1U CubeSat which was developed by students and researchers at the S5Lab - Sapienza Space Systems and Space Surveillance Laboratory in collaboration with Machakos University and the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

The three universities conceived the satellite as an innovative tracking system that will enable them to monitor wildlife in Kenya's national parks and study animal behaviour. The ultimate goal is to identify solutions to limit the dangers associated with their encroachment, such as serious damage to crops. In particular, the device will be able to receive data on the geographical position and state of health of the animals, fitted with a collar, and transmit them back to the ground stations, where they will be processed with the collaboration of the participating Kenyan universities.

Nation: Kenya, Italy
Type / Application: Technology, Communications
Operator: University of Nairobi, Sapienza Università di Roma
Contractors: University of Nairobi, Sapienza Università di Roma
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
WildTrackCube-SIMBA (IKUNS 3) 2021-022K 22.03.2021 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with CAS500 1, ELSA-d Chaser, ELSA-d Target, GRUS 1B, ..., 1E, Najm 1, DMSat 1, UniSat 7, BCCSAT 1, FEES, DIY 1, SMOG 1, STECCO, SAMSON 1, 2, 3, Kepler 6, 7, NanoSatC-Br 2, KMSL, CANYVAL-C 1, 2, BeeSat 5, ..., 8, Hiber 3, CubeSX-HSE, CubeSX-Sirius-HSE, Orbicraft-Zorkiy, GRBAlpha, 3B5GSAT, LacunaSat 2b, ChallengeOne, KSU-Cubesat

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