Al Farabi-1


Al-Farabi 1 is a nano-satellite that was successfully launched on February 15, 2017 3:58 UTC on PSLV-C37 on a record-breaking launch which released 104 satellites.[1]

It is a research satellite designed and built by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. The main goal of the project was to solve educational and technological tasks. Cubesat had a 2U form factor. The satellite was equipped with a number of experimental systems and remote sensing nano-camera .[2] SPUTNIX team have developed one of the communication and data transmission systems, as well as antennas, for this satellite.


Al-Farabi 1 is a 2U CubeSat, weighing 1.7 kg.[2][3]


  1. ^ Global, IndraStra. "NEWS | India's ISRO Successfully Launched 104 Satellites in a Single Mission". IndraStra. ISSN 2381-3652.
  2. ^ a b India launched Kazakhstan satellite Al-Farabi-1
  3. ^ "The first student nonosatellite of Kazakhstan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-04-08.