The UNISEC-global new vision 2030-all

Rei Kawashima, Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim, Alim Rüstem Aslan, Mengu Cho, Herman Steyn, Klaus Schilling

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Abstract

UNISEC-Global is an international non-profit, non-government organization, supported by the Local Chapters (LCs) around the world. UNISEC-Global was established in 2013 with the vision of supporting space engineering education worldwide and of establishing Local Chapters (LC) in 100 countries by 2020 in universities It has now consisting of 15 LCs and 30 Points Of Contacts (POCs). Since its establishment, it has maintained conducting core activities, like hands-on space education based on CanSat and CubeSat, as well as developments the space community needs,, such as standardisation of electrical subsystem interfaces or global ground station networks. In 2017, UNISEC-Global was accepted as a permanent observer in UNCOPUOS because of its contributions to the capacity building in space engineering. The observer status added a new dimension to the UNISEC-Global to the gained experience. The UNISEC-Global found that the time to revise its vision has come. The revised vision is “By the end of 2030, let's create a world where university students can participate in practical space projects in all countries.� By this new vision, UNISEC-Global wants to make sure that “No one will be left behind�. It can also be a driving force to implement the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the peaceful utilization of outer space and improve its contributions to thematic priority No. 7 of the UNISPACE+50. One of the main activities of UNISEC-Global which is the Mission Idea Contest (MIC) introduces the SDGs as required objectives for the proposed satellites missions. The implementation plan to realize the revised vision seems to be challenging. The present paper discusses the efforts that has been done so far to align the ongoing activities to achieve the revised vision and the challenges to realize it.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Volume2018-October
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event69th International Astronautical Congress: #InvolvingEveryone, IAC 2018 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 2018 Oct 12018 Oct 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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