United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology
"Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"
20-23 October 2014, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico


In-follow up to the series of three UN/Austria/ESA Symposiums on Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development, held in Graz, Austria, from 2009 to 2011, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs will organize International Symposiums on Basic Space Technology Development in the regions that correspond to the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia, starting in 2012.

The first Symposium was held as the United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium, hosted by the University of Tokyo and co-hosted by the University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC) and held  in Nagoya, Japan, in conjunction with the Japan Aerospace 2012, from 10-13 October 2012. The second Symposium was held as the  United Nations/United Arab Emirates Symposium on Basic Space Technology, hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) at the Zayed University Conference Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 20-23 October 2013. The third Symposium for the Latin America and the Caribbean region will be held in Mexico, hosted by the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) and the Mexican Space Agency at Ensenada, Baja California.

Symposium Objectives, Programme and Application Forms

Further information about the Symposium will be made available by April 2014.

Logistics (Hotel Arrangements, Location)

The closest airports to Ensenada, Baja California, are: Tijuana (TIJ) in Mexico and San Diego (SAN) in the USA.

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Reference Materials


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