Mauritius Towards Space

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

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 in the design phase.

About MIR-SAT1

In 2018, the MIR-SAT1 project, driven by the Mauritius Research Council, was the first Winner of the 3rd Round of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) KiboCUBE competition. The MIR-SAT1 has been offered a free launch to the International Space Station 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.

Learn more about KiboCUBE.

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.

Primary Objective 1

Verify performance of onboard subsystems by receiving telemetry from the satellite and establish communication to and from the satellite.

Primary Objective 2

Collect images of the Rep. of Mauritius and its EEZ.

Secondary Objective

Experimental communication with other regional islands via the satellite (e.g. useful for emergency purposes such as cyclones, tsunamis, etc.)

Radio Amateurs

An amateur radio operator, also known as radio amateurs or hams, is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority (e.g. ICTA) after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication.

We have created a dedicated page for our Radio Amateur friends. Please click the button below to go to ‘Radio Amateur’ page.

Telemetry

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.

Resources

Want to keep up with recent developments in Space. Want to learn more about Nanosatellites, Cubesats, or Satellite Technology in general.

We will post interesting reads, links to articles, videos, and much more. Just click the button below to discover and learn more about Space Technology.

This section will also contain presentations and other documentations.on the MIR-SAT1 as well.

Latest post are show below. Click button below to view all post on the ‘Resources’ page.

Contact

Level 6, Ebene Heights, 34 Cybercity, Ebene
spacemauritius@mrc.intnet.mu
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