HDC Prepares to Launch Maldives First Space Mission

Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has announced that they are preparing to launch the first space mission in the Maldives.

This project is going to be carried out in partnership with Institute for Global Success (IGS). IGS also launched the first-ever space programme in the Maldives during November 2020, together with the KSF Space Foundation of the UK. 

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As per IGS and HDC, the first target of the mission is to produce and test the first prototype satellite of the Maldives. The satellite is to be used to gather data on climate change and global warming. The mission is the mission is conducted to gather data on a matter which is directly affecting the Maldivian people, adding one main aim is to improve the brand image of Maldives and to prove that the Maldives also consists of youth who are capable.

The satellite is scheduled to be launched from Hulhumale’ and the satellite data will then be collected and run entirely by a team of local youth making it a historic and important mission.

The KSF Space Foundation promotes space science and assists satellite launches. The organisation is made up of scientists and experts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Space Exploration Technologies Corp SpaceX.

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