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.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Communications|
|Operator:||University of Nairobi, Sapienza Universitą di Roma|
|Contractors:||University of Nairobi, Sapienza Universitą di Roma|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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|