Subscribe Free
in Space

Kuwait's first Satellite on track for June launch

Posted 1 February 2021 · Add Comment

Dubai-based Orbital Space has announced that Kuwait’s first Satellite, 1U CubeSat QMR-KWT, is successfully undergoing functional testing, reports Jay Menon.

 

Kuwait's first Satellite on track for June launch.  Image: Orbital Space

"These test verify the satellites ability to perform all tasks as expected, including power management, attitude determination and amp; control, communications, and error recovery. During functional testing, a hardware-in-the-loop simulation was carried out to emulate in-orbit conditions both virtually and physically," said Nada Alshammari, director of educational programmes at Orbital Space.

 

Orbital Space aims to support the transformation of the Arab World into space-faring nations by promoting space research and technology development through educational programmes for the Arab youth.

 

"QMR-KWT space mission is to help empower students to contribute to the advancement of satellite communication technology, and to prepare them as future professionals to operate the next generation of communication satellites," Alshammari added.

 

"We are already seeing engagement from students with our QMR-KWT educational programme ‘Code in Space’ ...and We are currently accepting student proposals for this out of the world opportunity,” the director informed.

 

QMR-KWT is slated to be launched from the United States in June 2021 on the second Vigoride demo mission onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

 

“Our goal is to make space accessible to all, and we are excited and honoured to be working with our partner, Endurosat, in achieving this” said Bassam Alfeeli, founder and general manager of Orbital Space.

 

He added, “QMR-KWT’s functional testing is being done at EnduroSat facilities and in the coming months it will be integrated with Momentus Vigoride spacecraft as part of the plan to put it in orbit.”

 

QMR-KWT completed its space qualification tests in September 2020 at CIRA - Italian Aerospace Research Centre.

 

 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Oman Air to resume Jeddah flights on August 11

Oman Air will resume flights to Jeddah on 11 August, 2021. The twice-weekly flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday.

Commercial aircraft aftermarket parts market worth $51.14 Billion by 2026

The global commercial aircraft aftermarket parts market size is estimated to reach USD 51.14 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period, according to a new study published by Polaris Market Research.

Qatar Airways monitors the significant condition across its Airbus A350 fleet

Qatar Airways has released a statement regarding its regular checks and safety and security implementations of its Airbus A350 aircraft.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi starts services to Tirana and Sarajevo

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has added two new destinations to its network; Tirana in Albania and Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The flights to each destination will commence on September 11 and October 3 respectively.

Air France KLM appoints new general manager for Middle East

Air France KLM (Middle East) has announced the appointment of Simon Scholte as new general manager for the Middle East region, based at the regional headquarters at Dubai Airport Free Zone.

Emirates announces interline partnership with Mexico´s Aeromar

Emirates and Aeromar have announced that they have entered into an interline partnership which will provide seamless connectivity for customers between destinations in Mexico and United States via Mexico City to Emirates’ global

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
Aviation MENA 2022World Defence Show 2022Aviation Africa 2021 BTOCDAS21_BT