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The first Peruvian satellite PerúSAT-1 - Picture: Andina

The first images of the Peruvian Satellite

Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA)


On the 16. September this year the first Peruvian Satellite was launched by the Peruvian Space Agency CONIDA from Kourou.

This light-weight satellite is set to deliver 70 cm-imagery for a lifetime of 10 years. The PerúSAT-1 satellite was designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space.

After having completed several maneuvers to reach its operational orbit at an altitude of 695 km, it has delivered its first image for the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA).

Until the end of the year, exhaustive in-orbit tests will be carried out from the CNOIS control center (Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Imágenes Satelitales) built by Airbus Defence and Space, in Pucusana, south of Lima to ensure that all subsystems are operating properly. PerúSAT-1 satellite system will then be commissioned and handed over to the fully trained Peruvian engineers and technicians of CONIDA.

PerúSAT-1 is currently the most powerful Earth observation satellite in the Latin American region. The result of a bilateral agreement between Peru and France, PerúSAT-1 gives Peru a sovereign capability and will play a key role in bringing the benefits of space to its society.


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