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Central America Unites to Take a Nanosatellite to Space
24 February 2019
The Central American Association of Aeronautics and Space (ACAE) announced today the development of a new project that will put Central America once again in space. This is the construction of a CubeSat (a small satellite or nanosatellite) which will have as a scientific mission to measure the exposure to flood watershed selected in the Central American region and thus be able to prevent the impact caused by them.
The satellite is scheduled to be sent in 2021 to the International Space Station (ISS). The project will have the direction and experience of the ACAE team in Costa Rica, which concluded last year a successful space mission with the Irazú Project and the Batsú satellite CS-1.
Source: The Costa Rica News
Image credit: The Costa Rica News - A sample "CubeSat" being armed by specialized technicians