Killick-1 Scheduled to Launch to International Space Station on March 21, 2024

Mar 21st, 2024

Jared Remedios

 C-CORE and Memorial University’s Killick-1 ‘student-built’ CubeSat satellite is scheduled to launch at Space View Park in Titusville, Florida on March 21, 6:55pm Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). The Killick-1 satellite will be travelling as cargo on SpaceX’s Dragon 2 spacecraft for NASA’s SpaceX 30th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Once received by the International Space Station and deployed into space, the Killick-1 will measure sea ice extent and ocean parameters, providing unique and critical data for research towards climate change. 

NASA will be starting a livestream on YouTube for the launch beginning on March 21st 6:05pm NST, and can be viewed here:

The Killick-1 Project is a joint project involving Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and C-CORE, funded by the CSA and The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s Department of Industry, Energy and Technology (IET). The design and build team are entirely undergraduate and graduate students from the MUN Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The Project Leads for the Killick-1 are Dr. Weimin Huang of the Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University, and Desmond Power, Vice-President of Remote Sensing at C-CORE. The project has been supported by a large team of student supervisors at MUN, including Dr. Theo Norvell, Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Oscar De Silva, Dr. Reza Shahidi, and Dr. Liam Morrissey. The team also had two additional industry advisors, including Dr. Robert Cove from Solace Power and Andre Pant from Xona Space Systems. The project involved some 130 student volunteers, work term students and graduate students and development has been ongoing since 2019.