CubeSats are a kind of research spacecraft also known as nanosatellites. They usually weigh around 3 pounds and have a length of four inches. They are cube-shaped and help carry out small space missions, especially for research purposes.
KSF Space Foundation has been established to support educational institutes and enable them to complete their space missions within a low budget.
CubeSat development is costly. It’s difficult for research and academic institutes to complete nanosatellite missions without external funding. They have to raise research funds to complete such missions. Therefore, KSF has previously developed a CubeSat kit. Their CubeSat kit is effective and cheap. It helps research institutes to complete their small space missions at a low cost.
Moreover, now KSF is also going to launch a suborbital rocket named Jupiter 1. They developed this rocket with the Aerospace Department of Kanas University, United States. Jupiter 1 can be reused and is the cheapest suborbital rocket.
CubeSat launch cost is also very high, and educational institutes can’t afford it. Jupiter 1 can also carry CubeSats and conduct hardware flights. It can run at a speed of 2-6 times higher than the speed of sound. Jupiter 1 has a 4 meters length and can achieve an altitude of 30,000 kilometers.
You can also use it to carry out different tests like thermal, telecommunication, and vibrational for your CubeSats before their launch to assure it has no issues. Thereby, Jupiter can help in reducing the CubeSat launch cost. Further, KSF provides certifications from well-known space institutes like NASA and SpaceX.
On the whole, students can quickly develop their CubeSats using KSF’s CubeSat kit and launch their CubeSats into space through Jupiter 1. Thereby, the overall CubeSat launch cost will be reduced and educational institutes can easily provide that amount. Moreover, they can test their nanosatellites and get approval from renowned space companies that will help them in the future.
Also the KSF Space announced their cheapest cubesat kit, the cubesat kit by KSF Space Foundation was made to make the assembling and coding much easier than traditional way in building a cubesat, the cubesat kit by KSF Space Foundation is made and designed for beginners and schools or universities who are developing their 1st cubesat / nanosatellite mission, the module is ready to fly to sub-orbital flight and was tested in microgravity in many similar space missions. The cost of cubesat kit by KSF Space considered the world’s cheapest kit out there.