Institute for Global Success (IGS) has opened applications for 12 Maldivians to participate in the country’s first space program.
IGS stated that individuals under the age of 35 with a bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field such as Aerospace, Electrical, Electronics, and Mechatronics, or Computer Science are eligible to apply.
IGS Chairman and CEO Rifath Mohamed said applicants selected for the program would receive free training from experts in the field. He added that those who complete the training will receive NanoSatellite Engineering Professional certification and will be charged with designing the country’s first prototype satellite.
Furthermore, Rifath Mohamed encouraged full-time workers to participate in the program, stating that it was designed to accommodate such workers without requiring them to give up their jobs for this historic event.
Under its agreement with IGS, the KSF Space Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the United States, will train the 12 Maldivians and provide technical support as well as the hardware for the satellite’s launch.