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.
June 6, 2023 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global, made a statement at the 66th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on June 5, 2023. Statement
May 18, 2023 Application for MIC8 is open.
Application due date is June 30, 2023.
Please check schedule and further information: MIC official site
May 4, 2023 Application for CLTP12 is open.
The deadline for partial (or full) funded application is May 23, 2023.
The deadline for self-funded application is June 1, 2023.
Please check further information: CLTP official site
March 27, 2023 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global, made a statement at Legal Subcommittee 2023 62nd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on March 27, 2023. Statement
February 13, 2023 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global, made a statement at the 60th Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on Feb 10, 2023. Statement
September 22, 2022 Professor Shinichi Nakasuka (University of Tokyo), one of the founders of UNISEC, was awarded the FRANK J. MALINA ASTRONAUTICS MEDAL at the IAC in 2022. It is presented annually to an educator who has demonstrated excellence in taking the fullest advantage of the resources available to them to promote the study of astronautics and related space sciences.
September 17, 2022 Rei Kawashima, Secretary General of UNISEC-Global, was given the Social Sciences Award from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). This was to have been awarded in 2019, but the award ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.
September 17, 2022 UNISEC-Global and IAA made an MOU at IAA academy Day meeting, Paris, France.
June 9, 2022 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 65th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on June 9, 2022. (YouTube Link) Written Statement is here.
April 4, 2022 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 61st session of the Legal Subcommittee (LSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on April 1, 2022. (YouTube Link) Written Statement is here.
February 16, 2022 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-General of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 59th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). (YouTube Link) Written Statement is here.
August 25, 2021 Quentin Verspieren presented "UNISEC-Global initiative on government policies in support of space education" at the technical presentation on the fist day of the 64th COPUOS.
Presentation slide is here and manuscript is here.
May 31, 2021 Rei Kawashima, Secretary-Genera of UNISEC-Global made a statement at the 60th Legal Subcommittee (UNCOPUOS). (YouTube Link)
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.
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
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)
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. Presentation
October 20, 2016 Deorbit Device Competition Winners Noboru Tada (Nihon University, Japan) won the first place in the DDC. Congratulations! Inna Uwarowa (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) and Morgan Roddy (The University of Arcansas, USA) won the second places. Congratulations!
October 14, 2016 Program
Download the program pdf for the 7th Nano-Satellite Symposium and the 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting
September 19, 2016 Group Discussion Topics
The group discussion topics were selected. See the list of the topics and the moderators.
August 29, 2016
The full paper deadline for DDC was extended to September 8, 2016.
July 31, 2016
The 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting will be held at Hotel Longoz in Varna, Bulgaria. [more]
July 30, 2016
Bulgaria has been chosen as the new host country for UNISEC-Global
Meeting. The new venue is Kamchia which is located 25km south from
Varna. Detail logistic information will be available soon.
Please note that the duration has been shorten to "Oct 18-23." from
"Oct 17-23." Deorbit Device Competition will be held in Oct 20, not
July 21, 2016
Due to the growing security concerns in Turkey,
we have decided to reconsider the venue for the 7th Nano-Satellte
Symposium and the 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting in Istanbul
in October 17-23, 2016. We will announce the venue soon.
June 30, 2016
Deorbit Device Competition (DDC)
The finalists were announced!
July 19, 2015 Presentation slides
The presentation slides from the 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting are available.
July 16, 2015
The 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting
The 7th Nanosatellite symposium, the 4th Mission Idea Contest, and the 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting will be held on 17-23 October 2016 at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
July 16, 2015
The 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting
The 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting was successfully held. More details will follow.
July 2, 2015
Abstracts by the POCs (12 MB)
The abstracts by the points of contact are released.
June 18, 2015
Please check the latest version from time to time as it is subject to
change without notice.
April 27, 2015
New Local Chapter Website
The website of UNISEC-North Mexico is now online!
Visit UNSIEC-North Mexico
March 18, 2015
FAQ on Establishment of Local Chapters
Many questions and answers regarding establishment of UNISEC Local Chapters in your country/region are available now.
March 17, 2015
If you are required to obtain a Japanese visa and need an invitation letter, fill out and email the Invitation Letter Request Form to the UNISEC-Global Office
at secretariat(at)unisec-global.org [more]
March 10, 2015
The exhibition will be held during the meeting in the same venue. Please find the detail of the venue & exhibition in the Exhibition Manual and fill out the application form.
March 3, 2015 UNISEC Local Chapters
Visit the websites of the UNISEC Local Chapters! Currently 11 Local
Chapters are leading space engineering education in the countries/regions.
February 23, 2015
Due to several requests from prospective applicants for the 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting,
we would like to extend the deadlines of the three papers as follows:
(1) Mission Proposer for Pre-MIC 4 March 3 March10, 2015
(2) Student Representatives March 3 The end of March, 2015.
(3) Country Report from POC March 3 The end of March 2015 [Call for papers]
February 6, 2015
Download the meeting brochure (3MB)
December 13, 2014
The 3rd UNIESC-Global meeting in 2015
The next UNISEC-Global Meeting will be held at the University of Tokyo on 3-5 July, 2015.
December 12, 2014
Presentation slides of the 2nd UNIESC-Global Meeting
The presentation slides of the presentations by points of contacts, student representatives are available! The movies are coming soon.
December 11, 2014
Presentations on Youtube
The presentation slides by finalists of the 3rd Mission Idea Contest during the UNISEC-Global Meeting are now available on Youtube.
December 3, 2014
Presentations of Discussoin Groups
The presentation slides by the discussion groups are available.
November 22, 2014
Acknowledgement of local chapters
The 2nd UNISEC-Global Meeting was successfully held on Nov 18-20. Thank you for your participation!
New UNISEC Local Chapters and Association of Local Chapters were born!
November 11, 2014
UNISEC-Global Meeting Exhibitors
November 10, 2014
Online payment for Registration and Gala Dinner will be closed on November 12.
If you have already registered and want to add Gala Dinner, log in, click “Registration Fee and Social Programs for Payment”, and click the "Join" button for Gala Dinner.
September 1, 2014
Finalists of the Mission Idea Contest
The 3rd Mission Idea Contest will be held during the 2nd UNISEC-Global Meeting, in which the selected finalists will present their ideas.
July 30, 2014
The International Workshop on Small-Scale Satellite Standardization (IWS4)
will be concurrently held at Kyushu Institute of Technology with the UNISEC-Global meeting. (The registration is separate.) How to register for the IWS4 workshop
November 24, 2013
The 1st UNISEC Global Meeting has been successfully held with 112
participants from 31 countries/ regions and 2 international
organizations on Nov 23-24, 2013.
Terms of Reference have been unanimously adopted, and the
establishment of UNISEC-Global has been declared. Terms of Reference has been unamiously adopted, and the establishement of UNISEC-Global has been declared.
August 25, 2013 Points of contact Please welcome the UNISEC-Global points of contact (POC)!
August 6, 2013
How to Organize UNISEC in your region Latest Edition is available.
August 5, 2013 Call for Student Reps of Local UNISEC Chapters in the world
UNISEC plans to invite students who want to contribute to establishing and leading a local UNISEC chapter in their regions. One student per region will be invited to Tokyo to attend the 1st UNISEC-Global Meeting and the 5th Nano-Satellite Symposium. [more]
July 11, 2013
MIC Coordinators Wanted
The UNISEC-Global Meeting includes Pre-MIC3 (Mission Idea Contest). We are looking for coordinators who can help potential satellite users and satellite developers in your region. [more]