Satellite name MUNAL
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organization Kathmandu University High School
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Nepal
Partners International Institute of Space Technology for Economic Development (INSTED), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Antarikchya Pratisthan Nepal (APN), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

In-house design of development of Nepal’s second CubeSat, as part of the World’s First High School CubeSat Constellation.


Project MUNAL is a part of the High School Consortium Satellite Project, done in collaboration between Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal, and the International Institute of Space Technology for Economic Development (INSTED), Thailand. High School Consortium Satellite Project’s goal is to develop the world’s first high school CubeSat constellation.

Currently, at least one CubeSat each, made by highschool students, from both countries is planned to be included in the constellation.

The CubeSat from Nepal is being developed at Space Systems Laboratory (SSL) located at Kathmandu University High School (KUHS). The CubeSat is named ‘MUNAL’.

Primary Objectives:

  • In-house design, build, test, and launch of Nepal’s second CubeSat.
  • To demonstrate novel SSoC-based COM/OBC designed in-house.
  • To give continuity to two Missions of NepaliSat-1: Store & Forward (S&F) and Imaging Mission.

Secondary Objectives:

  • To build a vegetation density database of the earth’s surface.
  • To implement image segmentation for landmass identification using Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) to increase good image downlink efficiency.
  • To collect and build a database of radiation dose rate and count rate in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

To accomplish the above-mentioned objectives MUNAL incorporates the following missions

  1. Camera Mission
  2. Passive Attitude Control and Determination Mission
  3. Satellite System-on-Chip (SSoC) Payload Demonstration Mission.
  4. Art Mission.
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Last modified: 2023-12-18

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