MIR-SAT1 Satellite

Satellite name MIR-SAT1 (Mauritian Infrared Satellite, Mir-Sat-1, MirSat1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2022-04-18. Was operational (Official confirmation on the website and many beacon reception reports on Twitter)
Launched 2021-06-03
NORAD ID 48868
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-22) (KiboCUBE)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2020-06-28
Entity name Mauritius Research Council
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Mauritius
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Launch brokerer JAXA, KiboCUBE
Costs $405,00 for platform, operations, ground stations and training.

Collecting images of Mauritius and surrounding regions using longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera.


Collecting images of Mauritius and surrounding regions using longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera, technology demonstration of S-band high speed data transmission and reaction wheel, and capacity building.

  1. Verify the performance of the on-board subsystems by receiving telemetry from the satellite and establish communication to and from the satellite (command and control).
  2. Collect images of Mauritius and the Mauritian EEZ for capacity, building, experiment and research.
  3. Experimental communication with other islands via the satellite (for scientific and/or emergency purposes), through a Radio Amateur digipeater payload.
  4. V/U 9600bps GMSK digipeater may be open for Radio Amateur communication worldwide when the satellite not used for all above.
Sources [1] [2] [3]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
  • OBSW - Bright Ascension
  • MCS - Bright Ascension
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords First CubeSat of country
On the same launch

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