Institute for Global Success (IGS) has announced plans to build a prototype satellite, as part of the country’s first space program.
According to IGS, the satellite will be used to research global warming and climate change.
KSF Space Foundation, a US non-profit organization, will be supplying hardware and provide technical support to launch the satellite under its agreement with IGS.
According to the agreement, KSF Space Foundation will advise IGS on a proper country to launch the satellite from and gain approval to use that country’s airspace.
IGS Chairman and CEO Rifath Mohamed stated that funding for the mission has been secured and that they are ready to begin building the prototype. He added that Maldivians will be provided with the necessary training to lead the mission.
KSF Space Foundation will be training 12 Maldivians on designing and launching satellites along with scientific research.