The successful Japanese UNISEC activities inspired several European Universities to cooperate on project-based space education and resulted in foundation of UNISEC Europe in spring 2014. Objective is to motivate by space exploration related tasks students of different age classes and to promote at Universities hands-on activities to realize systems in complementarity to today’s more theoretically oriented classes. Exemplary cooperations between Japan and Europe concern ground station networks, joint CubeSat missions, and educational workshops / conferences.
UNISEC Europe includes UNISEC Samara. UNISEC Samara designes two Сubsat projects: Samsat-218D and SamSat-QB50. Most of the on-board systems for these projects developed by UNISEC Samara. Also UNISEC Samara works on project of nanosatellite jet propultion system, which will be completed in summer of 2017. UNISEC Samara has labs and facilities for testing of nanosatellites and their systems.
UNISEC Samara hosts Russian nanosatellite symposium RusNanoSat. Also annually hosts summer space school with the participation of students from different countries of the world. We are now actively seeking eminent partners, who share our vision of space research, to join us in preparing future international proposals in this field.