Survey on nano-satellite capacity building needs around the world

Mengu Cho, George Maeda, Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Yukihito Kitazawa, Michio Ozawa, Rei Kawashima

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The ministry of education of Japan (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in 2019 awarded a research commission to Kyutech and UNISEC to investigate many aspects of nano-satellite capacity building around the world; the purpose of this research is to help the Government of Japan formulate its own future plans for this kind of capacity building. This study looked at not only capacity building activities of space faring countries, but also the space development situation (maturity) and their capacity building needs of non-space faring countries/regions. The study covered 52 non-space faring countries/regions in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The paper covers the key findings made during the analysis of the survey.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2020 Oct 122020 Oct 14


  • Capacity building
  • CubeSat
  • Nano-satellite
  • Space policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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