“Old Space vs New Space”

The Mauritius Research Council is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on Friday 21 June 2019, at the MRC at 10:30 hrs, 6th floor, Ebene Heights Building, Ebene.


In June 2018, the MRC’s proposal for building its first CubeSatellite (MIR-SAT1) was selected as the best submission by a developing country under the UNOOSA/JAXA KiboCube program. Thanks to this program, Mauritius will send a satellite in space for the first time in its history. This project has inspired the MRC to look into other space related activities which can be developed in Mauritius.

In this connection, the MRC has invited Prof George Maeda, Assistant Professor from Kyutech University and active project coordinator for the BIRDS program. The BIRDS project is a Joint Global Multi-Nation Satellite project destined for non-space faring countries supported by Japan (participating countries are; Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, amongst others). The BIRDS project provides training for international students to design, build and send their 1 Unit CubeSatellite in space via the Kyutech University. The Collaboration between the different member countries of the BIRDS program and the MRC could provide a positive boost for the first Mauritian Satellite initiative.

Prof Maeda will give a seminar entitled ‘ Old Space Vs New Space’ which will take place at the MRC on the aforementioned date and time. During his talk, he will explore the various possibilities Space technology could offer for our Country and will also provide insights for collaboration with the BIRDS project.

Registration for the Event:

Please do not forget to register for the event by click on the Register button below. The programme for the event is available for download.

Please note that seats are limited and will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. You may also follow our seminar Live the MRC YouTube channel at the aforementioned date and time.

More details will be communicated on the MRC Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on the SpaceMauritius website for the live streaming link as from next week. (Key words : #MIRSAT1 ; #SpaceMauritius)

Looking forward to your presence. For any queries, please email or phone us on 465 1235.