High School Satellite Project

In collaboration between Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Antarikchya Pratisthan Nepal (APN).

About Project

Project MUNAL is an initiative operated through collaboration between Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Antarikchya Pratisthan Nepal (APN) as part of the High School Consortium Project. Being developed by 9 core team High School students and mentored by an exceptional team of mentors, the CubeSat primarily aims to conduct an In-house design, build, test, and launch of Nepal's second CubeSat and empower high-school students.

Students from Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaitanya Secondary School, Azad Secondary School, and Sanjiwani Model Higher Secondary School were involved in the 2-year long project. Developed in the Space Systems Laboratory (SSL) at located at Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), MUNAL is planned to be launched in early 2024.

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

Mission Statement

In-house design of development of Nepal’s second CubeSat, developed by HIgh Schoolers

Primary Objectives:

  1. To conduct In-house design, build, test, and launch of Nepal’s second CubeSat.

  2. To demonstrate novel SSoC-based COM/OBC designed in-house.

  3. To give continuity to two Missions of NepaliSat-1: Store & Forward (S&F) and Imaging Mission.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. To build a vegetation density database of the earth’s surface.

  2. To implement image segmentation for landmass identification using Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) to increase good image downlink efficiency.

MISSIONS

To accomplish the above-mentioned objectives MUNAL incorporates the following missions:

  1. 1. Camera Mission

  2. 2. Passive Attitude Control and Determination Mission

  3. 3. Satellite System-on-Chip (SSoC) Payload Demonstration Mission

  4. 4. Art Mission


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Overview


  • 9

    Junior Team
  • 7

    Mentors
  • 4

    Missions
  • 2

    Years