Girls in Central Asia take to the sky


As part of a joint project between UNICEF and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), over 230 girls from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, all participants of the UniSat program, launched in March seven ultra-modern nanosatellites into the stratosphere to analyze air pollution in these countries.

Nanosatellites are a class of small spacecraft whose weight does not exceed 10 kg. They are equipped with several cameras, one with the potential to take an elliptical image of the Earth within 4K resolution. During the launch, UniSat nanosatellites take stunning high-resolution images of the Earth and space, while sensors collect data on radiation, pressure, gravity, light and gas composition. Afterwards, large amounts of data, video and images are sent back to the Earth for analysis.


Young female students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan create and launch seven nanosatellites into the stratosphere to study air pollution.

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