"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 2020

UNISEC Global Calendar

ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program Jan. 13- Feb. 14 Adelaide, Austraila

SmallSat Symposium Feb. 3-6 California, USA

UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, 57th session Feb. 3-14 Vienna, Austria

Global Space and Technology Convention Feb. 6-7 Singapore

Canceled: UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, 59th session Mar. 23- Apr. 3 Vienna, Austria

Canceled: IAF Spring Meetings 2020 Mar. 24-26 Paris, France

Postponed: 2019 CubeSat Developers Workshop May 4-6 California, USA

Postponed to May 10-13, 2021: 1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites May 11-14 Stellenbosch, South Africa

Postponed to September 14-18, 2020: 4S Symposium May 25-29 Quarteira, Portugal

Postponed to 2021: Global Space Exploration Conference 2020 June 9-11 St Petersburg, Russia

Postponed: UNCOPUOS 63rd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space June 17-26 Vienna, Austria (New dates will be announced later)

Canceled: HEPTA-Sat Training July 5-6 Istanbul, Turkey

Postponed to Nov 30-Dec12, 2020: International Workshop on Lean Satellite July 7 Istanbul, Turkey

Postponed: The 10th Nano-Satellite Symposium July 8-11 Istanbul, Turkey (The 10th Nano-satellite Symposium will take place June, 2021 at ISTS, Japan and the 11th Nano-Satellite Symposium will take place in 2022, Istanbul, Turkey.)

Postponed: The 8th UNISEC-Global Meeting July 11-13 Istanbul, Turkey (New dates and venue will be announced later.)

Canceled: Pre-7th Mission Idea Contest July 11 Istanbul, Turkey

TBA: Small Satellite Conference Aug. 1-6 Utah, USA

Postponed to 2021: CLTP11 Aug. 18-29 Chiba, Japan

Postponed to 2021: the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Oct. 12-16 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sep 28, 2020
Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global has been selected the 2020 Social Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics.
This Award is the highest Section distinction of the Academy.

June 13, 2020
The 1st Virtual CLTP Alumni Meeting was held.

June 2, 2020
The 7th Mission Idea Contest was postponed. New dates and venue will be announced later.

April 25, 2020
CLTP11 postponed to 2021, new dates will be announced later.

May 18, 2020
1st message for "Stay Positive Project".

May 8, 2020
Start of "Stay Positive Project" to overcome the situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic together by sharing how to stay positive and keep motivation
Submission will be shared in SNS.

April 16, 2020
Start of "Guiding Principles Translation Project" with aim of raising awareness of UNISEC-Global among wider people including non-English speakers.

March 24, 2020
The Prize of the Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 4th Space Development Utilization Grand Prize was awarded to KAWASHIMA Rei, Secretary General of UNISEC-Global. The award ceremony was held at the Ministry's Headquarters in Tokyo and attended by Mr. NAKAYAMA Norihiro, Parliamentary Vice-Minister, on behalf of the Foreign Minister, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu.

Photo courtesy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

February 10, 2020
Prof Shinichi Nakasuka of the University of Tokyo made a technical presentation at the 57th STSC (UNCOPUOS) in Vienna on Feb 10, 2020.
The title is New Way of International Space Collaboration- University-based "UNISEC-Global"

February 10, 2020
Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global, made a statement at the 57th STSC (UNCOPUOS) in Vienna on Feb 10, 2020.

January 24, 2020
UNIGLO8 flyer is available. Please feel free to download it.
UNIGLO8 flyer

July 19, 2019
We are pleased to introduce 2019 student representatives.

July 19, 2019
HEPTA-Sat website is available.

June 19, 2019
UNISEC-Global made technical presentations on "UNISEC-Global Challenge -for Sustainable University Space Activities" and on "A Handbook for Post-Mission Disposal of Satellites Less Than 100 kg" at the 62nd COPUOS on June 19.

June 18, 2019
Professor Kamogawa made a technical presentation on "Open-design CubeSats for earthquake prediction and tsunami earlywarning and their university-originated satellite construction observation" for UNISEC-Global at the 62nd COPUOS.

June 17, 2019
UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 62nd COPUOS.

June 17, 2019
"A Handbook for Post-Mission Disposal of Satellites less than 100kg" envisioned by UNISEC-Global has been written and published by IAA.
You can download it at the IAA webpage.

April 19, 2019
ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) is facing a difficult situation. Please help us by submitting your comments by April 29, 2019.
Save the ARLISS (English)
Save the ARLISS (Japanese)

April 19, 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will hold the 7th UNISEC-Global Meeting and 6th Mission Idea Contest at the University of Tokyo in Nov 30- Dec 3, 2019.

February 22, 2019
Prof Fabio Santoni, Sapienza University of Rome, made a technical presentation on Global University Space Debris Observation Network (GUSDON) for UNISEC-Global at UN-STSC on Feb 20, 2019.
Prof Fabio Santoni

February 14, 2019
UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 56th STSC in UN.
Audio file
the 56st STSC

February 13, 2019
UNISEC-Global made a technical presentation on HEPTA-Sat Training at the 56th STSC in UN.
technical presentation on HEPTA-Sat Training

January 30, 2019
A one-day HEPTA-Sat Training Session was held at ISU-SHSSP in Adelaide, Australia on Jan. 28, 2019. Thanks to Arm corporation, all participants were provided Mbed.

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