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Payload 06 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2015 - 06

University of Colorado, Boulder
Payload Title:

SIMBA: Stratospheric Microbe and Bacteria Accumulator

Student Leader:
  • Paige Arthur
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 520 UCB
  • Boulder,Colorado 80309
  • Email:paige.arthur@colorado.edu
  • Cell:303-957-7360
Faculty Advisor:
  • Chris Koehler
  • Colorado Space Grant Consortium
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 520 UCB
  • Boulder, Colorado 80309
  • Email:koehler@colorado.edu
  • Office:303-492-4750
  • Cell:303-378-4765
  • Fax:303-492-5456
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
1.43 kg
400 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/26/2015
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/07/2015
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 08/03/2015
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/11/2015
SIMBA (Stratospheric Microbe and Bacteria Accumulator) will collect microorganisms from the atmosphere, while simultaneously collecting environmental data about where these microbes are surviving. The purpose of the mission is to discover more about the living conditions of these atmospheric microorganisms, and discover the concentration of these organisms at the altitude HASP will fly. Environmental data will be collected, and Team SIMBA will also culture and attempt to visually identify the microorganisms. Research on these microbes can have a variety of purposes, so any extensive research such was what will be conducted with SIMBA will be beneficial to the scientific community. Similar studies collecting microorganisms from the atmosphere have been conducted on balloons, which is why HASP is an ideal platform for a project such as SIMBA. SIMBA only requires a small payload spot as the weight and size of the accumulator project will remain under the requirements for a small payload.
Payload Integration Plan:

Science Report: