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Kuwait 1st across GCC to launch NanoSatellite to track Climate Change & UV Radiation with KSF Space
KSF Space Foundation announced that the state of Kuwait will be the first in GCC and North Africa to send CubeSat to near space to measure climate change & Ultra violet radiation in partnership with KSF Space next mission which is scheduled in June 2021.
(KCST) Kuwait College of Science & Technology in Kuwait, will be the leading across all universities in GCC & NA region to approach such experiment. The mission will be unique and distinguished due to the challenge and the expected results upon the mission completion.
Prof. Khalid Al-Begain, KCST President mentioned” The KCST & KSF collaboration entails training 12 KCST students, guiding them and recommending the proper hardware needed to build the 3D printed Space Capsule. Furthermore, conducting a research focusing on stratospheric studies on the Ozone Layer and beyond and conducting scientific experiments that estimate the seriousness of Global Warming and Climate Change”
“The purpose of the project is to better understand the reaction of climate change and measuring ultra violet radiation in space. The expected results could prove valuable information for human and science” Said Dr. Kayyali, Chairman of the KSF Space.
The project is locally managed by KSF Space Officer in Kuwait, Eng. Loai Arnous along with KSF Space team officers. In an effort to give KCST students an outlet and a platform to actualize their aspirations and realize their dreams on a level yet to be explored. A global and international level not yet reached everywhere and so as not to limit our students’ vision, and instead “take them to space”. Kuwait College of Science and Technology is collaborating with the KSF Space Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation that was founded to enable cost-efficient access to low earth orbit (LEO) with zero-environmental impact flying solutions. The foundation encourages universities to develop R&D missions using small satellites and microsatellites, where small satellites become one of the most important role in developing future scientific space missions. It is also steered by officers and members from major space agencies and industries like NASA, JAXA, SpaceX, ESA…etc.
The foundation offers space related training, NEP Certification, technology testing for satellites, ozone and climate experiments to stratosphere, and much more, which in turn is of great value for our students. This would help them gain quality hands-on experience and a broad range of live examples for them to test in real life and extract as much knowledge as possible.
The mission will be carried on a small space capsule which was made by KSF Space Foundation, the nose of the capsule will be hosting the bacteria cells in a chamber, while the rest of the capsule will carry 5 Cubesats / Nanosatellites from 5 countries. This mission will be flying from the UK using a zero pressure space balloon and will reach to near space.
KSF Space announced the world’s cheapest CubeSat which is affordable to universities and schools, in addition KSF Space Foundation also announced the launch of the world's first NanoSatellite Engineering Professional "NEP Certification" for space education and the space industry.