University of Nairobi

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1KUNS Team is delivering the CubeSat Credit: Mwangi

"We are very grateful for the award of the first UNOOSA-KiboCube sponsored opportunity for a non-space-faring to transport and deploy a 1U Cubesat from ISS using the JAXA Robot Arm. The success of the 1KUNS journey has served as the major catalyst for the growth and interest in space science in Kenya, and exploration of the emerging opportunities for utilizing space for peaceful services that can contribute positively to the growth of our economies. 1KUNS success has anchored the space science activities within the University of Nairobi with some recent milestones." Mwangi Mbuthia, Project Coordinator of 1KUNS.

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Mission e-patches awarded to University of Nairobi

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KiboCUBE

The first satellite of Kenya, 1KUNS-PF has launched thanks to KiboCUBE. The initial goal of the team from the University of Nairobi was to design, develop, and operate a CubeSat-class satellite to test technologies it has developed for the future launch of a larger earth observation satellite and hoped to apply data acquired from its CubeSat to the monitoring of agriculture and coastal areas. 1KUNS-PF was deployed in orbit on 11 May 2018 and re-entered the atmosphere in June 2020.

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1KUNS P.I, Prof. Mwangi Mbuthia,receives the inaugural UNOOSA - JAXA KiboCUBE award for Deployment of 1KUNS on 25 th Sept 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico

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1KUNSteam at UoN, Kenya

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1KUNSteam at Sapienza, Italy

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1KUNSCubeSat

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1KUNSTeam deliver the CubeSat to JAXA's facilities in Japan

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1KUNS deployed from KiboCUBE on ISS on 11 th May 2018

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Kenyan delegation in the Mission Control room at Tsukuba Space Center, Japan on 11 th May, 2018

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Prof. Mwangi Mbuthia,receives 1KUNS certificate of successful deployment from JAXA

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