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 â€œBy the end of 2030, let's create a world where university students can participate in practical space projects in all countries.â€� By this new vision, UNISEC-Global wants to make sure that â€œNo one will be left behindâ€�. 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.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2018|
|イベント||69th International Astronautical Congress: #InvolvingEveryone, IAC 2018 - Bremen, Germany|
継続期間: 2018 10月 1 → 2018 10月 5
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