Peruvian Chasqui I Satellite was launched into space

Peruvian Chasqui I Satellite was launched into space

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This is an experimental nanosatellite that was developed by specialists from the National University of Engineering (UNI), and in 5th February was launched into space from the Russian Baikonur space station after undergone several series of tests.

The Chasqui I was launched by the Russian Space Shuttle Progress M-22M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:23 hours in Peru (20:23 hrs Russia), according to Andina agency news. The nanosatellite will remain on the ISS until March when it will be in orbit.

The satellite has been entirely built by Peruvian scientists UNI. Its development began in 2009 with a budget of $ 631,000. Being experimental, it has the ability to make observations of geography, reports temperature, pressure, among others.

José Oliden Martínez, Director of the Research Center of Information and Communication CTIC-UNI and chief of the Satellite Project Chasqui I, said that all validation test in Rusia were already completed, in addition to those made ​​in the UNI, including tests in a pool (hydrolab).