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The first peruvian nanosatellite wil be launche into space

"Chasqui I" is the first Peruvian nanosatellite to be launched into space in 2010, thanks to the National Engineering University (UNI) and the German cooperation with other countries.

"Nanotechnology is entering the world to demonstrate that with few resources and lots of changes we can develop intelligence on the planet," said Doris Rojas, director of the Center for Information Technologies and Communications of the UNI.

The apparatus has been built with space technology applied to an aluminum can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from 40 degrees below zero to 100 degrees Celsius, will weigh a pound and measured 10 centimeters per side. Moreover, with a powerful camera that sends images to a satellite control ground station will be in the UNI.

With this nanosatellite, whose estimated cost is 200 thousand dollars, is also expected to meet the demand of local satellite data mining, agriculture, telecommunications and defense. The device is dubbed "Chasqui I" and will operate with solar energy.

Germany will deliver the material for the construction of the apparatus, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. South Korea will install specific laboratories and Taiwan in the UNI trained specialists Peruvians.

Rojas said that the university is also in talks with the University of Kursk, Russia, to use its infrastructure in the launch of nanosatellites, and estimated that it will have a duration of two months, at which time the device will remain in space .

Peru is the Colombia after the first Latin American country to produce and implement the project of the Cube model nanosatellite Sat.
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