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.
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.