WildTrackCube – SIMBA (System for Improving Monitoring the Behaviour of Animals, IKUNS 3)

Name WildTrackCube – SIMBA (System for Improving Monitoring the Behaviour of Animals, IKUNS 3)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational? (Many SatNOGS reports, but waiting for an official confirmation as of 2021-03-27)
Launched 2021-03-22
NORAD ID 47941
Deployer 12U Deployer [Aerospace Capital]
Launcher Sojuz
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Italy
Launch brokerer GK Launch Services
Oneliner System for Improving monitoring the behaviour of animals and amateur radio mission.
Results The telemetry on WildTrackCube-SIMBA is gathered every 60 seconds continuously. The LEDs on-board WildTrackCube-SIMBA have been observed from ground on several occasions and have been used for early object recognition. Spacecraft in action during detumbling, where the angular velocity was decreased from 50 deg/s to almost 0. The 25-deg FOV camera has already been used to shoot pictures of the Earth, with two examples shown in Figure 10 and Figure 11. The first in particular contains images of human-made structures, clearly visible in the lower right corner. The receiver was tested in several configurations, with the objective of finding the optimal one for reception of low power devices on ground.
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