KCST-KSF Kuwait Space project Launch

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.

This initiative, in which students of the Kuwait College of Science and Technology are participating, aims to transfer the basic and necessary skills in how to manufacture miniature satellites, inspire enthusiasm, enhance international understanding and cooperation, enhance an interactive global network of students, teachers and alumni, and encourage the innovative scientific development of space for peaceful purposes to improve life. on the earth.

Benefits of Space and joining KSF Space

KSF Space plays an inspirational role in education. Research on space topics often spark under graduate and post graduate students' curiosity and imagination and encourage youth of both genders to become increasingly involved in the sciences.

KSF Space develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational research guideline to universities & academics, students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment.

KSF Space also serves as a neutral international forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on challenging issues related to space and space applications.

KSF Space programs impart critical skills essential to future space initiatives in the public and private sectors, following by:

  • Inspire enthusiasm
  • Promote international understanding and cooperation
  • Foster an interactive global network of students, teachers and alumni
  • Encourage the innovative development of space for peaceful purposes: to improve life on Earth and advance humanity into space.

The space education & research is designed to help colleges & universities who want to inspire and engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Our research topics can be covering different life sectors as part of our strategy towards developing space missions with universities, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Global Health
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development
  • Disaster Management
  • Education through NEP Certification & professional training
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Humanitarian Assistance

Through close working relationships with different aerospace organizations, KSF Space lets you team up with astronauts, rocket scientists and leading business professionals at the highest level.

KSF Space works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilization of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. Space technologies have an impact on almost all aspects of development.

Example of space mission we developed with universities cross the world: “Climate Change & Ozone Detection”

Human actions have had an indisputable impact on the Earth's natural environment. Human activities have contributed to deforestation, desertification, soil degradation, depletion of the ozone layer and climate change.

Space-based technologies, such as remotely sensed data, have enhanced scientific understanding of water cycles, air quality, forests and other aspects of the natural environment. These surveying and monitoring tools provide valuable information on the state of ecosystems, which offers objective support for positive environmental action, including conservation and sustainable resource management.

The KSF Space Strato Satellite CubeSat Scientific experiment includes:

  • Accelerometer,
  • Gyroscope,
  • Magnetometer,
  • pressure,
  • humidity,
  • UV spectrum analyzer,
  • thermopile sensor,
  • Camera and Video Recording,
  • GPS,
  • Altitude sensor,
  • Radiation sensor,
  • Gas Sensor,
  • CO2 and Methane.

Research focusing on stratospheric studies on Ozone Layer and beyond to conduct scientific experiments to estimate seriousness of Global Warming and Climate Change

Watch last space mission using IoT for Ozone detection. Launch from Mexico 2018.


KCST Space Program Phases

Phase Scope Duration (Weeks) Delivery
One NEP Training 4 NEP Certification to 12 Students after phase 3
Two CubeSat Materials Preparation 8 3D printed CubeSat + Hardware Functional + Integration
Three Testing Hardware + Software Integration 2 CubeSat Testing Report before Flight Instructions
Four Logistic Preparation + Flight Clearance Authorization 1 Sending CubeSat to launch location platform
Five Launch Date N/A Near Space Launch + Landing Safe

KCST Near Space Satellite Mission 1- 2021

KCST will launch it’s NanoSat 1st experiment Satellite to Near Space detect climate change and gather information data from space to be processed and analyzed by the KCST students . Heading +32000 M (+32K) traveling distance +60KM

KCST LEO Satellite Launch with Rocket Mission 2 – Q4 2022

KCST will launch it’s FIRST NanoSat to Low Earth Orbit LEO with radio communication to KCST ground station, transmitting radio signals and gather information data from space to be processed and analyzed by the KCST students .
Heading +310.000 M (+310K)
Launch from Californian, USA – Rocket

ISS Proposal Approach – Q4 2021

KCST will host and organize the 2nd ISS communication with astronauts in Kuwait & GCC with collaboration from NASA via KSF Space.

Students will be able to have a direct contact with astronauts while ISS crossing the glob over 420 KM Alt.

Media Coverage

International Media Partners by KSF Space will be covering UPF events in addition to other media across MENA and Int.