The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) launches today, thursday, december 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., the AztechSat-1 nano-satellite, the first nano-satellite built in Mexico.
The mission of this scientific device is to integrate into the GlobalStar communications satellite network.
The satellite, which was jointly built by the AEM (Mexican Space Agency) and the UPAEP (Autonomous University of the State of Puebla) will be taken to the International Space Station by the Dragon spacecraft, driven by a Falcon 9 rocket.
The AztechSat-1 is a small cube of only 10 centimeters per side, with a weight of 1 kilogram.
NASA, which will carry out the transport, also provided technical advice for the construction of the satellite as well as the facilities to carry out the preliminary tests.
The AEM provides the population with the link to follow the live launch of the AztechSat-1, which begins a new era in Mexico's participation in aerospace science.
#Hoy 05 de diciembre— AEM (@AEM_mx) December 5, 2019
Sigue aquí la transmisión #EnVivo del lanzamiento del Nanosatélite mexicano AztechSat-1 desde la #NASA en Cabo Cañaveral, EE.UU.
👉 https://t.co/NR69fSWT1g@SCT_mx @Conacyt_MX @UPAEP pic.twitter.com/wQuAYYoEUf
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