ZACUBE-2-5

ZACUBE-2-5
ZACUBE-2-5
ZACUBE-2-5
ZACUBE-2-5
Name ZACUBE-2-5
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation South Africa
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Constellation for a ship-tracking payload (AIS) and imager for ocean color and fire tracking.

Description

Constellation for a ship-tracking payload and will be used to validate the use case of employing nanosatellites in ocean vessel detection through the automatic identification system (AIS) protocol. Additionally, the satellite will carry medium resolution imagers as a secondary payload to demonstrate the feasibility of using a nanosatellite for imaging applications, such as ocean colour monitoring and fire tracking. S-Band Transmitter. ADCS System Developed by ESL at Stellenbosch University. L-Band Receiver. HF Beacon Payload. 5 MP Camera Payload. Detecting wildfires with a k-line Imager (Potassium Imager). Payload is a k-line imager developed by the CSIR and provides a method of detecting smaller fires (90 m2) more effectively. This data will be implemented into AFIS, which is the data delivery mechanism for this project.

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Keywords AIS

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
ZACUBE-2 (FireSat, MDASat) Operational (Latest proof on social media on 2019-12-27, checked on 2019-12-27) 2018-12-27 490 km, 97.3 deg, SSO
MDASat-1b (ZACUBE-4, FireSat) Operational? (Confirmation of communications and commissioning during UN session on 2022-3-29 but no further news found as of 2022-12-24) 2022-01-13 520 km, 97.5 deg
MDASat-1c (ZACUBE-5, FireSat) Operational? (Confirmation of communications and commissioning during UN session on 2022-3-29 but no further news found as of 2022-12-24) 2022-01-13 520 km, 97.5 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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