Kuwait launches its first satellite into space

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Saudi Gazette
  • Sector: Defense
  • Country: Kuwait
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Kuwait launches its first satellite into space

KUWAIT CITY "” Kuwait has launched the first artificial Earth satellite it has created, a one-kilogram nanosatellite, founder and CEO of the Kuwait-based Orbital Space company, Bassam Al-Feeli, told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday. "The launch of Kuwait's first artificial satellite, Qamar Al Kuwait (Moon of Kuwai") into space was carried out on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida," Al-Feeli said. "Our goal is to make space accessible to all, and as a startup, we are excited to work with other startups to meet our mutual objectives," Al-Feeli added. "The satellite launched by Kuwait is considered an educational satellite with micro-or nanometric dimensions. This type of satellite is also known as the cube satellite or CubeSat. It has a volume of ten cubic centimeters and a weight of one kilogram," the founder of the Arab world's first nanosatellites launch company said. Meanwhile, according to Nada Al-Shammari, Director of Educational Programs at Orbital Space, the satellite is an educational space mission and is already inspiring and empowering students to become future professionals in the space sector. "” Agencies

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