Forty-five students are working on a second satellite, called “Kuwait Sat-2”, provided that its parts will be made in Kuwait, to confirm the country’s serious interest in the field of space.
The Faculty of Science at Kuwait University, according to a local Arabic daily, opened the space science and technology exhibition and events, in preparation for the launch of the Kuwaiti satellite “Kuwait Sat-1” at the end of this year.
The project manager for building and launching the satellite Kuwait Sat-1, Dr. Hala Al-Jassar said the project aims to build strategic national capabilities in the field of space project management and work to establish the required infrastructure.
She added the project also aims to develop the accuracy of imaging technology via cameras in this satellite, to improve the quality of images taken from space and to use them in research and scientific agencies and centers.
Al-Jassar indicated the students, participating in the project, which was launched in 2019 with the support of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and with the participation of many departments and colleges of the Kuwait University, have worked during the past three years in many training and qualification programs in the field of space and the manufacture of nanometer satellites to which the Kuwait Sat -1 satellite belongs.
She added that the satellite will be launched from one of the American space company’s ‘Space-X’ rockets, in cooperation with the US Space Agency (NASA), in late December in Florida.