MIR SAT 1 First Satellite of Mauritius Launched by ISS/JAXA 22 June 2021

MIR SAT 1 First Satellite of Mauritius

Launched by ISS/JAXA 22 June 2021


The first Satellite of Mauritius has been launched jointly by the International Space Station and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) today at around 03.15 pm (Mauritian Time). Stationed at about 420 km altitude, this Tool will help much in Disaster Management and other uses for Sustainable Development Goals.


The MIR SAT1 is a reality of the collaboration initiated by JAXA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) programme. See below.



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National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have been cooperating under the KiboCUBE programme launched in 2015 to provide opportunities to deploy CubeSats from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" of the International Space Station (ISS).

JAXA and UNOOSA have selected a team from the Mauritius Research Council for the third round of KiboCUBE, which called for applications from September 26, 2017 to March 31, 2018. (Reference 1). Due to the large number of applications for the third round, UNOOSA and JAXA have agreed to find an additional opportunity for a second entity from the third round applicants. The selection will be announced in northern hemisphere fall timeframe in 2018.

Also, JAXA and UNOOSA have agreed to extend the KiboCUBE programme for three more years. (Reference 2). Through KiboCUBE cooperation programme, JAXA and UNOOSA aims to contribute to the enhancement of space related technology in the developing countries, by utilizing Kibo's unique capability of CubeSat deployment system and UNOOSA's vast network with UN member states.
JAXA will further enhance Kibo utilization through cooperation with UNOOSA. Furthermore, JAXA will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote international cooperation in the field of space.

The announcement of the selection of third round of KiboCUBE and extension of the KiboCUBE cooperation programme took place using the opportunity of UNISPACE+50 (Reference 3).
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Verify here: https://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/06/20180619_kibocube.html


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PKANHYE.                               21.15 hrs TUESDAY 22 JUNE 2021.

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