7th Mission Idea Contest for Deep Space Science and Exploration with Micro/Nano Satellites, Nov 13, 2021

"By the end of 2030, let's create a world where university students can participate in practical space projects in all countries."

UNISEC-Global has been accepted as Permanent Observer to UNCOPUOS on June 9th, 2017 in the 60th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.


UNISEC-Global's primary objective is to help create a world where space science and technology is used by individuals and institutions in every country, rich or poor, and offers opportunities across the whole structure of society - whether academic, industrial or educational - for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of humankind.

UNISEC-Global is an international nonprofit body, consisting of local-chapters across the world. Since its establishment in November 2013 in Japan, UNISEC-Global has provided a forum every year to promote practical space development activities, mainly at university level, such as designing, developing, manufacturing, launching and operating micro/nano/pico satellites and rockets, including their payloads. University students, young researchers, their tutors and other stakeholders around the world participate in the annual UNISEC-Global Meeting. We have an average of more than 130 participants from about 33 countries in each Meeting.

Moreover, it encourages its members (mainly through the Points of Contact) to establish local chapters-UNISEC branch offices, which are independently managed and operated- in their respective countries. As a consequence of establishing such local chapters, UNISEC-Global has been developing a global communication network via which it shares information and builds international connections between those interested in seeing space applied to local and global social issues.

Interview of Secretary General

Originally published in "SpaceTalk - The Next Generation", the magazine produced by the alumni of the International Space University, and reprinted here with permission.

UNISEC-Global activities in 2022

Virtual UNISEC Global meetingThe 3rd Saturday, Every monthVirtual
CubeSat seminar (in Argentina)March 7 - April 8, 2022Virtual, Argentina
61st Legal Subcommettte meeting on the Peaceful uses of outer spaceMarch 28-April 8, 2022Vienna, Austria
CubeSat Developers WorkshopApril 26-28, 2022San Luis Obispo, California
4S symposiumMay 16-20, 2022Vilamoura, Portugal
The Global conference on space for emerging countriesMay 16-20, 2022Quito, Ecuador
64th UNCOPUOS meetingJune 1-10, 2022Vienna,Austria
XVII International Summer Space SchoolJune 20-July 1, 2022Samara, Russia
ISU-Space Studies ProgramJune 27-August 26Oeiras, Portugal
Small sattelite conferenceAugust 6-11, 2022Utah, North America
11th CanSat Leader Training ProgramAugust 15-27, 2022Tokyo, Japan
73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC)September 18-22, 2022Paris, France
8th UNISEC-Global Meeting(TBC)October 19-21, 2022Istanbul, Turkey (TBC)
Pre-workshop for 8th Mission Idea Contest (TBC)October 19, 2022Istanbul, Turkey (TBC)
Nano Satellite Symposium (TBC)October 17-19, 2022Istanbul, Turkey (TBC)

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September 22, 2022
Professor Shinichi Nakasuka (University of Tokyo), one of the founders of UNISEC, was awarded the FRANK J. MALINA ASTRONAUTICS MEDAL at the IAC in 2022. It is presented annually to an educator who has demonstrated excellence in taking the fullest advantage of the resources available to them to promote the study of astronautics and related space sciences.

September 17, 2022
Rei Kawashima, Secretary General of UNISEC-Global, was given the Social Sciences Award from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). This was to have been awarded in 2019, but the award ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.

September 17, 2022
UNISEC-Global and IAA made an MOU at IAA academy Day meeting, Paris, France.

July 10, 2022
The deadline of abstract submission for the 11th Nano-Satellite Symposium has been postponed. The new deadline is July 31, 2022.

June 9, 2022
Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 65th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on June 9, 2022.
(YouTube Link)
Written Statement is here.

April 4, 2022
Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 61st session of the Legal Subcommittee (LSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on April 1, 2022.
(YouTube Link)
Written Statement is here.

February 16, 2022
Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 59th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
(YouTube Link)
Written Statement is here.

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