QMR-KWT Satellite

Satellite name QMR-KWT (Moon of Kuwait, Kuwaiti Orbital Space CubeSat)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational? Something happened 2021-07-19, 3 days after deployment? (Post on SatNOGS and observations with data last checked on 2021-08-17)
Launched 2021-06-30
NORAD ID 48943
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-2) (D-Orbit ION)
Deployment Deployed from D-Orbit ION on 2021-07-16
Organization Orbital Space
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Country Kuwait
Manufacturer AIVT by EnduroSat
Launch brokerer Momentus
Partners EnduroSat

Educational mission and capacity building in the nation.


Build the capabilities of Kuwaiti youth – specifically in designing and building satellites, to provide students with hands-on education and to increase access to space. Orbital Space hopes for this project to be the seed for Kuwait’s National Space program.

The program is free of charge and any student around the world can take part in it. Students will be able to submit proposals for onboard firmware/software related to satellite operations, signal processing etc. and the best proposals will be thoroughly checked on the ground and uploaded on the satellite as part of its operations. The radio amateur community will be able to review this code and receive its output/results and take part of student teams.

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Photo sources [1]
Keywords First CubeSat of country
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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