Mauritius Research and Innovation Council

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Team Photo Credit: MRIC

"The First Mauritian Satellite is a historical achievement for the Republic of Mauritius. We are proud to count amongst the handful of Space faring Small Island Developing States. This initiative prompts a number of promising avenues for research development and innovation in Space and Satellite technology in Mauritius - fields which were, in the recent past, unaccessible for our small nation. We look forward to seeing Space and Satellite technology bring a new thrust to STEM in Mauritius." Vickram Bissonauth, co- project coordinator from Mauritius Research and Innovation Council

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Mission e-patches awarded to Mauritius Research and Innovation Council

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KiboCUBE

The first satellite of Mauritius, MIR-SAT 1 was launched thanks to KiboCUBE. The initial goal of the team from Mauritius Research Innovation Council was to design, develop, and operate a CubeSat-class satellite to test the transmission of imagery and on-board communication systems. MIRS-SAT 1 was deployed in orbit on 22 June 2021.

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MIR-SAT1 deployed from the ISS ©JAXA/NASA

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Prime Minister of Republic of Mauritius The Hon Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH witnessing the deployment of MIR-SAT1 (In front left) ©Government of Mauritius

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Ambassador of Japan to Mauritius H.E. KAWAGUCHI Shuichiro witnessing the deployment of MIR-SAT1 (In front left) ©Government of Mauritius

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