After two months of waiting for the delivery, the Kyrgyz Space Program received parts to assemble a prototype of the future satellite.
This is a huge step for our program — working with this prototype will give us an understanding of the design of CubeSat, the most common class of nanosatellites.
The prototype, of course, will not be sent to space. But after working with it, the Space Program team will be able to assemble a similar satellite, which will be launched onto the orbit.
There have been at least six countries in the world whose first satellites were CubeSats: Lithuania, Estonia, Ghana, Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Bhutan. But Kyrgyzstan will be the first one whose first satellite is built by an all-female team.