The First Mauritian NanoSatellite, MIR-SAT1, is a Mauritian project consisting of the design, assembly, testing, deployment and operating of a 1U CubeSat on orbit. The satellite was conceptualised by Mauritian Engineers and is currently nearing the completion phase.
The project was the first Winner of the 3rd Round (2018) of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) KiboCUBE Programme.
MIR-SAT1 - Mauritius Imagery & Radiocommunication Satellite 1
Through the KiboCUBE Programme, the MIR-SAT1 has been offered a free launch to the International Space Station (ISS) for deployment in Space by JAXA. For the first time in its history, Mauritius will embark into new initiatives geared towards exploiting space/satellite technology for its socio-economic benefits.
Mission Aim & Objectives
Technology and knowledge transfer through the design, building, testing and operating satellite in space.
Promote small satellite technology in the country and its socio-economic benefits.
The MIR-SAT1 has successfully completed a pod fit-check using the J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer) Launcher Case provided by JAXA. This was done at AAC-ClydeSpace (Glasgow) in attendance of the MRIC and JAXA teams.
The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) in view to initiating the Republic of Mauritius into Space Technology and ensuring sustainability of the satellite project initiative, a series of outreach and capacity building workshops are being organised for the young generation of the country. The first of this series of workshops focuses on the building […]
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Help us track MIR-SAT1 once deployed on orbit. More details will be published later.
A key challenge in operating remote spacecraft is that ground operators must rely on the limited visibility available through spacecraft telemetry in order to assess spacecraft health and operational status.
Telemetry, usually sent as data packets, give an indication of how the different subsystems onboard the satellite is performing. Any errors may then be identified. They contain information such as temperature, system voltage, battery power, satellite position, etc.
Once the MIR-SAT will be deployed on orbit, all its telemetry will be published on this website. Please click the button below to go to the ‘Telemetry’ page.
Help us track MIR-SAT1 once deployed on orbit. Details will be published later.