Institute of Space Research and Aerospace (ISRA) started a one unit (1U) CubeSat project on March 2015. CubeSats are standard form of small satellites that carry scientific missions. The low cost and fast delivery approach of CubeSat projects allowed it to spread widely in the research institutes around the world. ISRA has started the first phase, ISRASAT1 prototype.
ISRASAT1 mission statement is to build, launch and operate a 1U CubeSat in space that will take images from space to provide an educational experience for researchers and other research entities in Sudan on developing, testing and operating a satellite. ISRASAT1 main payload is a camera by which it will take images for the Earth from outer space. ISRASAT1 prototype was successfully completed and it demonstrated the ability of ISRASAT1 team to move forward toward the Engineering Module (EM) as planned.