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Satellite School Initiative

The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRC) held a launch ceremony on the Training Programme on Mini Ground Station on 26 September at Prof Hassan Raffa SSS school of Terre Rouge. Clive 3B8CW made a presentation on satellite antenna building to the student audience. This event received media attention on the television news.

View on this link the English TV news item, video item starts at 14:58

View on this link French TV news item

Note: two schools and one individual are already receiving signals from space with a kit donated by Radio Amateurs as a proof of concept before extending same to many other schools by year-end. It is hoped that this campaign will stimulate student interest for the pursuance of studies in maths and science technology as well as inviting them to become Radio Amateurs.

School project report on this link.