Kuwaiti cadres embark on second satellite project. The second satellite of the Cube Sat 2 type will be larger than the first one.
11 January 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
After the successful launch of the first Kuwaiti satellite (KuwaitSat-1) into space, the national team is not taking a break, already embarking on a second identical project, designing the second one, KuwaitSat-2.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation to the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Abdulwahab Hamad Al-Adwani.
In the cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his sincere congratulations on the occasion of launching the Kuwaiti satellite (KuwaitSat-1) into space, on Tuesday, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida, USA.
Dr. Yasser Abdulrahim has told KUNA in an interview at his office that he and his team of scientists are in the initial stage of a much harder and complex mission, the making of parts of the second satellite, tentatively to be launched in three years.
The second satellite of the Cube Sat 2 type will be larger than the first one, launched into the space on Tuesday, marking Kuwait’s first endeavor to be among ranks of nations that had made headways in the realm.
Dr. Abdulrahim said that the planned satellite would examine solar panels, due to be designed and built at Kuwait University and would be equipped with a high definition camera, the Hyper Expected type, that transmits information and not only pictures about the atmosphere levels and the sea contents.