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
Mission e-patches awarded to Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
The first satellite of Mauritius, MIR-SAT 1 has been deployed from the International Space Station on 22 June 2021 (click here to see the deployment from JAXA YouTube) 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.