The first Mauritian satellite (a CubeSat – MIR-SAT1) was successfully launched onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (Mission: CRS-22/SpX-22) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:29 PM UTC.
The Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1 (MIR-SAT1) was built by a team of researchers at the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC).
MRIC has set up a ground station located in Ebene, which will serve to control and operate the MIR-SAT1.
The Mauritian MIR-SAT1 is Africa’s second satellite in 2021, bringing the total number of African satellites to 44.
MIR-SAT 1 is a NanoSatellite.
- Acquire satellite technology
- Collect pictures of the Republic of Mauritius and exclusive economic zone
- Experiment communication with regional islands (e.g emergency purposes such as cyclones and tsunamis)
Satellite launch, deployment and orbit.
Watch the launching of our NanoSatellite onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.