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UNICEF and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University invite girls to join UniSat educational programme

About UniSat

UniSat is a joint educational programme of UNICEF and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Last year, 20 girls developed nanosatellites and launched them into the stratosphere as part of this programme. The launched nanosatellites took pictures of the Earth and collected data on radiation, pressure, and the composition of light and gas for further analysis by researchers.

This year, with Dubai Cares support, UNICEF and Al-Farabi KazNU will launch an online course that will cover all regions of Kazakhstan and train more girls. During the course, the programme participants will master the important stages of developing a space vehicle: engineering, design, programming, assembly, testing and launch.

What are nano-satellites and what you will learn?

Nanosatellites are a class of small space vehicles which do not weigh more than 10 kg. Today, nanosatellites are developed in the world’s leading universities and commercial organizations. UniSat satellites are designed for educational purposes and are equipped with several cameras. One camera shoots an elliptical image of the Earth with 4K resolution.

The UniSat goal is to develop the knowledge and competencies of girls in nanosatellite development, and to improve such skills as teamwork, public speaking, time management and creativity.

  • Teamwork

    A successful team is one where everyone’s unique skills and strengths help the team achieve a shared goal effectively.

  • 3D Modeling

    Designing a 3D model is fun, you will learn how to design a 3D model of the UniSat enclousure and print it out with 3D printer.

  • Engineering

    Practice makes a girl good cubesater(emoji:cool).Start from the PCB, you will aseemble and test, and then launch your own nanosatellite.

  • Programming

    Programming gives you the full control of your cubesat, where you may retrieve data from the sensorboad, or you may enjoy UniSat taking selfies

Girls from Kazakhstan launching their nano-satellites
Participants of the UniSat project(2020) launched nanosatellites to the stratosphere

We invite girls to go through an incredible learning journey which would consist of :

  • 1. 10 live sessions and webinars with famous women
  • 2. Interactive Online learning supported by professional mentors.
  • 3 10- days practical Central Asian workshop on testing and assembling nanosatellites followed by launch into stratosphere
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UNEPG Project Components

notice: all the courses, webinars, life sessions are completly free of charge.

Aug 2021 - Mar 2022

online life streams and webinars
  • Online webinars
  • life streams
  • interview with successull women
  • online meetups
  • Q&A sessions

Oct 2021 - April 2022

online courses and materials
  • PCB designing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Electrical Enginerring
  • Software Developement
  • Internet of Things

Apr 2022

handson offline workshop
  • Hardware assembling
  • Hardware Tesging
  • hardware and software integration
  • flight mission design
  • wireless communication

More About UniSat

As part of the partnership between UNICEF and KazNU, girls will receive knowledge from leading experts on aerospace engineering about 3D modeling, design of software control units, software and hardware development skills, communications and the basics of Linux programming.

The UniSat educational programme also includes a series of webinars by successful women, experts in various fields of activity, who will share their success stories with the programme participants.

The best graduates of the online programme will be invited to a week-long practical course on assembling a nanosatellite and launching it into the stratosphere.

Everyone who wants to participate in the project should register at the link