First Maldivian space program launched

CEO and Chairman of IGS, Rifath Mohamed | Photo: IGS

Male’, Maldives – The Institute for Global Success (IGS) with the collaboration of KSF Space Foundation of United Kingdom has launched the first ever space program in Maldives.

On Sunday, IGS held the ceremony to launch the first space program of Maldives. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Chairman and CEO of IGS, Rifath Mohamed.

Rifath explained during the ceremony that they will be doing scientific research to design, build and launch the space crafts in Maldives via this new program. According to Rifath, the training to proceed with these activities will be given by experts from the United States under grant assistance from the KSF Space Foundation.

“We are currently working on finalizing the first research project of ours. To do this, we have already done the feasibility and technical study of this project. This work was done with the help of a foreign expert team,” Rifath informed.

Rifath mentioned that they are currently working on finalizing the partners the need for the project. According to Rifath, one of the aim of this program is to develop the science sector in Maldives and to educate Maldivians in this program so they can broaden the opportunities for locals. They hope to create several eligible Maldivian astronauts.

Rifath said that they are expecting to introduce this space program by IGS during the early months of 2021. IGS is an institute that is working hard on developing new leaders, engineers and scientists in Maldives. The institution also mentioned that they will introduce several programs to Maldives that are used worldwide to make good leaders.