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The Seventh UNISEC-Global Meeting

1. Purpose

Taking note of the primary objective of the UNISEC-Global, “ to help create a world where space science and technology are available by every country for the benefit of humankind” and being accepted as Permanent Observer Status to UNCOPUOS, The 7th UNISEC-Global Meeting in December 2019 will aim:

  • To follow-up the major results of the previous meeting (held at ISU, Strasbourg France in 2018),
  • To clarify the extent to which UNISEC-Global can contribute to The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss possible measures to be taken,
  • To introduce the current approaches for space debris mitigation, which has become one of the global issues, and discuss possible contributions,
  • To encourage each country to establish a UNISEC-type organization in the country, together with expanding the UNISEC community and its network,
  • To discuss broader utilization of nano-satellite through the Mission Idea Contest (MIC), with particular attention to the use of ISS facilities (ESA and JAXA) by the selected MIC applicant teams from around the world including developing countries,
  • To respect student initiatives during the student session by giving necessary advices for themes to be discussed.

2. Important Date

6th Mission Idea Contest

  • Abstract submission due: August 8, 2019
  • Notification: September 9, 2019
  • Full Paper submission due: October 10, 2019
  • Final presentation: Dec 2, 2019

Other Important dates will be announced soon.

3. Venue

Koshiba Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- See Map(Google Map)
- Accommodation near the University of Tokyo

4. Registration & Fees

Registration Fees
Category Early Birds (Till Oct. 15 (Tue)) Normal (Oct. 16 (Wed) – Nov. 24(Sun)) Onsite (Nov. 25(Mon) - )
UNISEC Student ¥8,000 (≒$75)¥10,000 (≒$90)¥12,000 (≒$110)
General Student ¥10,000 (≒$90)¥12,000 (≒$110)¥15,000 (≒$140)
UNISEC Professional ¥26,000 (≒$240)¥30,000 (≒$280)¥35,000 (≒$325)
General Professional ¥30,000 (≒$280)¥35,000 (≒$325)¥40,000 (≒$370)
Gala Dinner (Dec. 2) ¥13,000 (≒$120)
HEPTA-Sat Training (Dec. 4-5)¥80,000 (≒$740)

The registration fee covers the fees of coffee/tea during the meeting and reception.
You can calculate through following website (https://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/) to convert yen into your currency.


  • An early bird and normal payment should be made either in credit card or bank transfer
    (Please contact secretariat(at)unisec-global.org if you prefer bank transfer.).
  • An onsite payment should be either in cash or by credit card.
  • 'Student' means a person currently registered on a full-time program.
  • 'UNISEC student' means a person currently registered on a full-time program and on the name list which POC submitted to UNISEC-Global secretariat.
  • 'UNISEC Professionals' means a person and a corporate member currently registered on any local chapters or preparatory committees for local chapter.
  • Please contact <hepta(at)unisec.jp> for HEPTA-Sat Training.
  • UNISEC Student includes participants in 6th Mission Idea Contest.

Gala Dinner (Dec. 2)

"Yakatabune" (TBD): ¥13,000 (about $120)
Yakatabune is a unique Japanese-style tour boat on which you can have food and drink.
Click here to see details.

Cancellation (Japanese Local Time)

Cancellation policy should be as follows:

  • Up to October 31 (Tue): No charge, except a commission fee of 2,500 yen.
  • November 1 (Fri) – 22 (Fri): 50 %
  • From November 23 (Sat) – : 100 %

5. Program

Day 1 - November 30th (Saturday)
Opening Ceremony
MC: Toshihiro Obata, the University of Tokyo
Welcome Speech
  • Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.[Video]
  • Rei Kawashima, UNISEC-Global
Keynote Speech
Shinichi Nakasuka, the University of Tokyo
Stepping up from Pico to Micro, Education to Practival Use
-First 15 Years of the University of Tokyo's Satellite Development History
Ryu Funase, the University of Tokyo & JAXA
Challenges to Deep Space Exploration by Nano/Micro Satellites
-Lessons Learned and Future Perspective
Group Discussion Session
Moderator: Norilmi Amilia Ismail, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
Group Discussion OverviewRei Kawashima, UNISEC-Global
Group 1: Space Laser CommunicationsAlberto Carrasco-Casado, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Group 2: CubeSat InterfaceMarloun Sejera, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Group 3: Deep Space Exploration Mission with CubeSatsMasahiro Fujiwara, The University of Tokyo
Group 4: Business Development of HEPTA-SatMasahiko Yamazaki, Nihon University and Michael Siddall, the University of South Australia
Group 5: Global University Space Debris Observation Network (GUSDON)Fabio Santoni, Sapienza University of Rome
Group 6: International collaboration proposalNicolas Martinod, EPFL Space Center
Group 7: How can space technology contribute to improving the accuracy of prediction for natural disasters?Quentin Verspieren, The University of Tokyo
Group 8: Commercialization of ISS - How to keep the ISS sustainable by promoting private sectors' involvementMac Kanazawa, Space BD, Inc. and Hilde Stenuit, Space Applications Services
Group 9: Global Space Job FairBernd Weiss, Space Job Fair
Group Lunch (Please follow assistants of each group)
Breakout Session at Building #7
Coffee/Tea Break
Sponsor/Exhibitor Presentation
Moderator: Jim Hefkey, the University of Auckland
Space BDMakoto Kanazawa
Kyusyu Institute of TechnologyGeorge Maeda
ICECUBESHilde Stenuit
UNISECMasahiko Yamazaki
AAC Clyde SpaceMattias Örth
Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co., Ltd.Gota Mishima
ISIS-InnovatiHaley Doyle
Panel Discussion
How can Space Technology Solve Droughts and Floods?
Shinichi Nakasuka, the University of Tokyo
Yohei Sawada, the University of Tokyo
Kei Yoshimura, the University of Tokyo
Shiori Kimura, Synspective
Alice Pellegrino, Canon Electronics Inc.
Reception at Sanjo Kaikan MC: Toshihiro Obata
Day 2 – December 1st (Sunday)
Special Lecture
Moderator: Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University
A Handbook of Post-Mission Disposal for Satellites less than 100kgYasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University
Worldwide Survey of Capacity Building ActivitiesMengu Cho, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Regional Report from Point of Contact part 1
Moderator: Toshinori Kuwahara, Tohoku University
BulgariaPlamen I. Dankov, Sofia University
EgyptMohamed Magdy, Cairo University on behalf of Ayman Kassem, Cairo University
India / VideoK.Gopalakrishnan, New Horizon College of Engineering
ItalyFabio Santoni, University of Rome la Sapienza
JapanMengu Cho, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Coffee/Tea Break
GermanyAlexander Kramer, Wuerzburg University
SAR (Angola, Namibia, South Africa)Herman Steyn, University of Stellenbosch
TurkeyA. Rüstem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University(ITU)
MalaysiaNorilmi Amilia Ismail, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
PhilippinesPaul Jason Co University of the Philippines-Diliman(UPD)
TaiwanJyh-Ching Juang, National Cheng Kung University
Lunch & Laboratory Tour
Panel discussion on "Gender Equalities in the Space Field" part 1
Moderator: Alice Pellegrino, Canon Electronics Inc.
Video Message:
Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Chair of the Executive Board and Chancellor of ISU
Garvey McIntosh, NASA
Motoko Mizuno, JAXA
Naoko Yamazaki, former JAXA's Astronaut
Tidiane Ouattara, African Union Commission
Yuko Kawabata, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
Norilmi Amilia Ismail, University Saints Malaysia (USM)
Photo Session and Coffee/Tea Break
Panel discussion on "Gender Equalities in the Space Field" part 2
Moderator: Alice Pellegrino, Canon Electronics Inc.
ISU-UNISEC Collaboration night
17:45-19:00 Plenary Session
MC: Hajime Yano, JAXA
Greetings from UNISEC-Japan:
Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University and Chairperson of UNISEC-Japan
Greetings from Board member of ISU:
Norimitsu Kamimori. JAXA
Greetings from JASI:
Kenta Maruyama, JAXA
Lecture: "Introduction to ISU":
Chris Welch, ISU
Alumni talks
- Toshinori Kuwahara, Tohoku University, SSP2007
- Alison Reneau (USA), SSP 2014, 2015, 2016
- Natsuko Mori, JAXA, SSP 2018
- Michael Siddall (Australia), SHSSP2019
19:00-20:00 Networking with wine (provided by IHI) at the foyer of Koshiba Hall
Day 3 – December 2nd (Monday)
The 6th Mission Idea Contest for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals with Human Spaceflight
Moderator: A. Rüstem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Overview of MIC6Herman Steyn, University of Stellenbosch
MIC6 Category: iSEEP
On-orbit Measurement of Radiation Effects on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Hardware for Small Satellites
Senior Shimhanda, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Gamma-Ray Astronomy Observation as a Subsidiary Function of CubeSat Communication Swarms
Plamen Dankov*, Ivan Iliev*, Daniel Hristov^, Nikolai Neshev*; *Sofia University, ^Technical University
Spectrum Monitoring from Space with i-SEEP (SMoSiS)
Genedyn Gems S. Mendoza, Advanced Science and Technology Institute and University of the Philippines-Diliman
Mountain VIEWS (Mountain Volcano Identification and Early Warning System)
Muhammad Purwa Manggala, Muhammad Hafizh, and Syaeful Himan Supratman, Telcom University
Coffee/Tea Break
MIC 6 Category: ICECUBES
Quantification of metal extraction from a substrate by biomining processes in bacteria of the genus Bacillus under microgravity conditions
Graciela Lopez Campos and Catalina Porras Silesky, Universidad de Costa Rica
MUSA: An ISS Experiment for the research of a dual culture for Panama Disease
Valeria Maria Dittel-Törtos and Fiorella Arias-Bonilla, Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC)
MARGE - Melanoma Apoptosis Reduced Gravity Experiment
Giorgio Bagolan, Gianluca Cocirla, Angelo Fabbrizi, Pierluigi Federici, Emanuele Neri, Maria Giulia Pancalli, Alessio Piergiacomo, Maurizio Renda, and Eleonora Vestito, Sapienza University of Rome
HVBM: Heart Valve prosthesis Behavior in Microgravity environment
Anisia Lauditi, Politecnico di Milano and Chiara Manzini, ISAE-Supaero
Technology Demonstrate of Bone-Loss-Reducing Bacteria Culture for Deep Space
Watcharin Unwet, Mahidol University and Ms.Julinthip Puttawong, Prince of Songkla University
Bacterilogical Mutation by Cosmic Radiation
Santos Gustavo Javier, UTN-FRC (Video Presentation)
Special Lecture
Moderator: A. Rüstem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Special Lecture "Africa: The New Eldorado For Space Business"Tidiane Ouattara, African Union Commission
Special Lecture "How does space technology save our lives?: Case study on drought monitoring and prediction" Yohei Sawada, the University of Tokyo
Special Lecture "Small satellite trends in Europe"Dennis Elgaard, GomSpace
Coffee/Tea Break
Regional Report from POC part 2
Moderator: Fabio Santoni, Sapienza University of Rome
ColombiaGiovanna Estefanía Ramírez Ruiz, AESS-IEEE
Costa RicaTBD
New ZealandJim Hefkey, the University of Auckland
SpainFernando Aguado Agelet, Vigo University
SudanHind Mahmoud Elhaj Mohammed, Kyushu Institute of Technology On behalf of Mirghani Daffalla Moutaman Elbasheer, Institute of Space Research and Aerospace
SwitzerlandAlfonso Villegas, EPFL Space Center
ThailandPhongsatorn Saisutjarit, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
MIC6 Award Ceremony and photo session
MC: Shinichi Nakasuka
Departure for Yakatabune Cruise
Gala Dinner (Yakatabune)
MC: Michio Ozawa, UNISEC
Day 4 – December 3rd (Tuesday)
Registration and preparation for Group Discussion Final Presentation
Group Discussion Final Presentation
Moderator: Paul Jason Co, University of the Philippines-Diliman(UPD)
Group 1: Space Laser Communications
Group 2: CubeSat Interface
Group 3: Deep Space Exploration Mission with CubeSats
Group 4: Business Development of HEPTA-Sat
Group 5: Global University Space Debris Observation Network (GUSDON)
Group 6: International collaboration proposal
Group 7: How Can Micro/ Nano Satellites Improve the Accuracy of Natural Disasters Prediction?
Group 8: Commercialization of ISS - How to keep the ISS sustainable by promoting private sectors' involvement
Group 9: Global Space Job Fair
Group Discussion RemarksShinichi Nakasuka, the University of Tokyo
Coffee/Tea Break
Student Representative Presentation Part 1
Moderator: Makiko Kishimoto, Kyushu Institute of Technology and Hiroto Seki, the University of Tokyo
Argentina (video)Federico Collado, UTN-FRC
ColombiaAlvin David Gregory Tatis, University of the Andes
EgyptMohamed Elsherbiny Emam and Mohamed Magdy Ahmed, Cairo University
GermanyAlexander Kramer, Wuerzburg University
Student Representative Presentations part 2
Moderator: Makiko Kishimoto, Kyushu Institute of Technology and Hiroto Seki, the University of Tokyo
IndiaNikhil Riyaz, New Horizon College of Engineering
ItalyPaolo Marzioli, Sapienza University of Rome
JapanMakiko Kishimoto, Kyusyu Institute of Technology
JapanHiroto Seki, The University of Tokyo
MalaysiaFarah Hanum Mohd Fadzil, University of Science Malaysia
UNISEC-SamaraA. Rüstem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) on behalf of Igor Belokonov
SwitzerlandTristan Trebaol, EPFL Space Center
TaiwanYun-Rong Yang, National Cheng Kung University
Acknowledgement of New Local Chapters
MC: A. Rustem Aslan, Istanbul Technical University
Closing Ceremony

6. Exhibition

Exhibit Manual
Exhibit Application Form

November 30-December 3, 2019
Details will be announced soon.

7. Visa

If you are required to obtain a Japanese visa and need an invitation letter, fill out the Invitation Letter Request Form and send it to the UNISEC-Global Office at meeting(at)unisec-global.org

You may also need other visa supporting documents in addition to the invitation letter. Please note that it will take 3-4 weeks to obtain visa after document request, depending on your circumstances and location. For your reference, please visit the visa pages in the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: VISA | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

8. Official Language


9. Sponsor Program

Sponsor Program for the 7th UNISEC-Global Meeting

10. Contact

UNISEC-Global Secretariat 
c/o UNISEC-Japan
Central Yayoi 2F
2-3-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan

Tel: +81-3-6826-4008
Fax: +81-3-6826-3988
Email: meeting(at)unisec-global.org

11. Associated Event

HEPTA-Sat TrainingDec 4-5, 2019
LeanSat WorkshopDec 4-5, 2019
Space Job FairDec 6, 2019

September 3, 2019
Now, Online Registration & Exhibit Application are available.

June 7, 2019
UNIGLO7 flier is available. Please feel free to download it.
UNIGLO7 flier

May 16, 2019
Logistics Information

The maps, transportation, and hotel information

Enlarged map is on page 5 of the logistics information.

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.


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