After Kenya last May, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is supporting Mauritius to launch its first nano-satellite. Called CubeSat, the device will be powered in space at most in 2019 by the JAXA, itself.
It will be used mainly for monitoring tasks. It will be used for ocean monitoring and optimal management of ocean resources, land mapping, road traffic control and natural disaster management, we learn.
Led by the Mauritius Research Council, the umbrella organization of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, won the first prize in the KiboCUBE competition of the United Nations Office for Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on 18 June last in Vienna, Austria.