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The Fifth UNISEC-Global Meeting
December 2-4, 2017, Rome, Italy

Updated on September 12, 2017

1. Purpose

  • Based upon the establishment of UNISEC-Global and other decisions at the first UNISEC-Global Meeting in November 2013 at the University of Tokyo in Japan,
  • To follow up the successful outcomes made at the forth UNISEC-Global Meeting at Kamchia, Bulgaria on October 20-23, 2016,
  • To review the on-going activities of the new local chapters (15 countries/regions and one association of local chapters), which were acknowledged at the forth UNISEC-Global Meeting and to share information for further advancement,
  • To acknowledge new applications for the UNISEC-local chapters,
  • To provide a forum for the UNISON-Global (student organization) to exchange their opinions about research activities and issues they face for closer cooperation at a student level around the world,
  • To continue to organize the Mission Idea Contest (MIC) and to invite the winners of the pre-MIC5 which has been initiated by several local chapters in the past year under the theme of how to satisfy any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals,
  • To continue to discuss debris mitigation matters under the rename of the Debris Mitigation Competition (DMC) from the Deorbit Device Competition (DDC), especially focusing on post-mission disposal (PMD) and active debris removal (ADR).

2. Important Date

Jan, 2017: Call for Paper
Sep, 2017: Online Registration Open
Sep, 2017: Exhibition Manual Uploaded
Due of VISA application Submission: October 31, 2017
December 2-4, 2017: The 5th UNISEC Global Meeting

3. Venue

Engineering Faculty of Sapienza – University of Rome
Via Eudossiana 18,00184 (Rome, Italy), See http://unisonitaly.eu/en/5th-uni-glo/

4. Registration & Fees

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5. Program & Presentation

Final Program

Day 1 - Saturday, 2 December, 2017 (Aula 1)
Opening Ceremony
MC: Fabio Santoni, Sapienza – University of Rome
Opening Speech
Overview and schedule of the 5th UNI-GLO Meeting Alice Pellegrino, UNISEC Italy
Local Chapter Report
Moderator: Jim Hefkey, the University of Auckland
TurkeyAlim Rustem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University
South AfricaHerman Steyn, Stellenbosch University
LithuaniaVidmantas Tomkus, Lithuanian Aerospace Association
JapanToshiya Hanada, Kyushu University
ItalyFabio Santoni, Sapienza – University of Rome
EgyptAyman Kassem, Cairo University
BulgariaVesselin Vassilev, CASTRA
Coffee/Tea Break, Exhibition
Sponsors/Exhibitors presentations
Moderator: Mehmet Şevket Uludağ, TU-Delft
GomSpace ApSDennis Elgaard
Hyperion Technologies N.L.Bert Monna
NPC Space MindNiccolò Bellini and Davide Rastelli
CubeSpaceHerman Steyn
WaveArrays, Inc.Nobuyuki Kaya
InfostellarNaomi Kurahara
UNISEC-JapanKiichiro Ichinose and Haruka Yuyama
WIA EuropeAnnamaria Nassisi
Canon ElectronicsYusuke Yaguchi and Kohei Tanaka
Lunch at the Faculty "Chiostro" (Catering buffet)
Preliminary Workshop for the 5th Mission Idea Contest (PreMIC5)
Moderator: Toshihiro Obata, University of Tokyo
Overview of PreMIC5Rainer Sandau, IAA
"Satellite Tracking Ocean Currents for Marine Searching and Rescue"Phongsakorn Meemak, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
"Smallsat Ionosphere Exploration at Several Times and Altitudes (SIESTA)"William Evonosky, Univ of Colorado, USA, Yi Duann, National Central University, Taiwan, and Kaustubh Anand Kandi, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India (from USA Local Competition)
"SWEET - The Open-source Satellite Mission for Worldwide Water-quality Assessment"Kelly Antonini and Florian Schummer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
"Small satellite to monitor the Red Tide blooming on Central American coast using a High Definition Camera and two Multispectral Cameras"Olman Quiros-Jimenez and Gustavo Fonseca-Naranjo, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica (from Mexico Local Competition)
"Growth of tomato plants MICRO-TOM in space environment"Luca Guglielmetti and Paolo Marzioli, Sapienza – University of Rome, ENEA, Italy
Coffee/Tea Break, Exhibition
Reports from Local Point of Contacts
Moderator: Vidmantas Tomkus, Lithuanian Aerospace Association
USARyan Nugent, CalPoly
TaiwanHsin-chian Albert Lin, National Space Organization
New ZealandJim Hefkey, the University of Auckland
NepalRakesh Chandra Prajapati, Orion Space
Award Ceremony of PreMIC5
Moderator: Toshihiro Obata, University of Tokyo
Special Lecture
Moderator: Florian Schummer, Technical Univ. of Munich
"What is Important in Developing Micro/nano/pico-satellites? -From Engineering and Project Management Perspectives"Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo
Clean Space Department
(through internet)
Luisa Innocenti, Head of ESA
Reception at "Oppio Caffè"
Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Rome (Italy)
Day 2 – Sunday 3 December 2017 (Sala del Chiostro)
Registration of participants
Student Presentations
Moderator: Niccolò Bellini, NPC Space Mind
USAWilliam Ray Evonosky. University of Colorado Boulder
TurkeySibel Turkoglu, Istanbul Technical University
ThailandPhongsakorn Meemak, Kyushu Institute of Technology
South AfricaLuke Thirkell Hibbert and Dylan Els, Stellenbosch University
JapanKyohei Yashima, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nobuhiro Funabiki, University of Tokyo
ItalyAlice Pellegrino, Sapienza – University of Rome
EgyptAkram Abdelaziz Mohamed Eltrabyly and Mohamed Mahmoud Donia, Cairo University
Costa RicaOlman Quiros-Jimenez, University of Costa Rica
BulgariaBogdan Konstantinov, Teodora Nedyalkova and Zdravko Dimitrov, Sofia University
POC presentation
Klaus Schilling, Wurzburg University
Group Photo, Coffee/Tea Break, Exhibition
Group Discussion Session (break-out session)
Moderator: Alice Pellegrino, Sapienza – University of Rome
Introduction to Group Discussion SessionAlice Pellegrino, Sapienza – University of Rome
Group 1: Requirements for Guidance, Navigation and Control of Deep Space CubeSats
Introduction / Final presentation
Sibel Türkoğlu, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Group 2: Water Quality Management with Micro/Nano Satellites
Introduction / Final presentation
Shinichi Nakasuka and Toshihiro Obata, Univ of Tokyo, Japan
Group3: CubeSat/SmallSat development lessons learned
Introduction / Final presentation
Ryan P. Nugent, CalPoly, USA
Group 4: Discussion of frequency and legal regulations surrounding a ground station network
Introduction / Final presentation
Naomi Kurahara, Infostellar, Japan
Group 5: PocketQube: A New Opportunity and It's Challenges
Introduction1 / Introduction2 / Final presentation
Rakesh Chandra Prajapati, Orion Space, Nepal & Marco Truglio, GAUSS S.r.l, Italy
Group 6: Using Deep Learning to Manage Space Martin Coleman, MC-IRG, UK
Group 7: Small satellites launch systems and services: needs, availability, development trends, and how to get on-board
Introduction / Final presentation
Vesselin Vassilev, CASTRA, Bulgaria
Group 8: Manual for Starting a University Pico-Satellite Project
Introduction / Final presentation
Mehmet Şevket Uludağ, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Day 3 - Monday, 4 December 2017 (Sala del Chiostro)
Registration of participants
Special Speech
Moderator: Davide Rastelli, NPC Space Mind
"UNOOSA and Space for Sustainable Development"
Jorge Del Rio Vera, UNOOSA
2nd Debris Mitigation Competition
Moderator: Ryan Nugent, CalPoly and Kiichiro Ichinose, UNISEC-Japan
DMC OverviewHerman Steyn, Stellenbosch University
Coffee/Tea Break, Exhibition
DMC Presentations
"Water Deorbiting Device"Gleb Rukhovich, Moscow State University, Russia
"Space-Based Laser Constellation for Active Debris Removal"Luke T. Hibbert and Dylan Els, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
"Space Fan2: A Mechanical De-Orbiting Device System for Satellites"Boğaç Karabulut and Muzaffer Duysal, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
"Sail deployment deorbit system by solenoids for microsatellites"Luis Javier Vazquez and Germán Ontivero, National Technological University - Córdoba Regional Faculty, Argentina
"Membrane Deployment De-orbit Device Composed of Self-Deployable Truss Structure"Daiki Kousaka, Nihon University, Japan
Student Session (All participants are welcomed)
"Overview of International Hands-on Educational Activities for Students in the Space Field"
(DMC reviewer meeting is held separately.)
ESA Academy
International CanSat Activities of UNISEC Japan : ARLISS & CLTP
New Space Environment Utilization with Kibo Unique Exposed Facility
Managemant of Launchsite by Student
Store & Forward Request for Corporation
DMC Award Ceremony
Closing Ceremony

6. Exhibition

December 2- 4, 2017

GomSpace ApS (Denmark)
Hyperion Technologies N.L. (The Netherlands)
NPC Space Mind (Italy)
QubeSpace (South Africa)
WaveArrays, Inc. (Japan)
Infostellar (Japan)
UNISEC (Japan)
WIA Europe

(As of November 20, 2017)

7. Visa

Please click here for more information about the Italian visa procedures: http://unisonitaly.eu/en/5th-uni-glo/

(Request format can be downloaded)

8. Official Language


9. Sponsor Program

Sponsor Program (English)
Sponsor Program (Japanese)

10. Contact

UNISEC-Global OfficeLocal Organizing Committee
Ms. Rei Kawashima (Secretary General, UNISEC-Global)
c/o UNISEC, Central Yayoi 2F,
2-3-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5800-6645 Fax: +81-3-3868-2208
Email: secretariat(at)unisec-global.org
Prof. Fabio Santoni
DIAEE - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed Energetica
Università degli Studi di Roma "la Sapienza"
Via Eudossiana, 18
00184 Roma, Italy
Email: fabio.santoni(at)uniroma1.it
Mr. Michio Ozawa
c/o UNISEC, Central Yayoi 2F,
2-3-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6231-4404 Fax:+81-3-3868-2208
Email: secretariat(at)unisec-global.org
Ms. Alice Pellegrino,
Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" Student Representative of UNISON-Italy
Email: ali.pellegrino.92@gmail.com

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International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

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November 6, 2017
We are pleased to announce the topics of Group Discussion at the 5th UNISEC-Global Meeting.

October 19, 2017
The finalists of the Debris Mitigation Competition were announced.

June 14, 2017
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.

April 18, 2017
Local Chapter Report has been uploaded.

April 18, 2017
Articles of UNISEC-Global has been uploaded.

March 21, 2017
Introduction to UNISEC-Global (as of March 2017) has been uploaded.

January 27, 2017
2nd Debris Mitigation Competition (DMC)

DMC call for paper is now available.
Call for papers
Abstract Template

January 26, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 5th UNISEC Global Meeting will be held in Dec 2-4, 2017 in Rome, Italy.


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