The launch of the Puerto Rico satellite into space has been postponed
SpaceX’s mission with the Falcon 9 spacecraft, which includes the Puerto Rico Cubonat Nanorox 2 (PR-CuNaR2) satellite, designed and built by Puerto Rico, was postponed until early morning on Sunday 23 in the Cabo area.
PR-CuNaR2 was designed and developed by students and professor Amalger Rinkan Charris from the School of Engineering on the Bioman campus of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. The launch was rescheduled from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:14 a.m. Sunday.
As the professor and students prepared for the historic event this morning, the SpaceX Twitter account announced it was postponing the release due to weather in the region. Interviewed by Waba Television, Puerto Ricans has resigned, but they hope to be launched tomorrow into the sky, which will orbit the Earth for the next two years and study the origin and evolution of the planets. , Stars and asteroids.
“Today it is not possible, but 20 minutes before today we have hope for tomorrow. I felt it was a practice. We will be here again tomorrow and we will be there until it starts,” Professor Rinkon Charris explained.
Once the launch is complete, the satellite will make a journey of about nine hours from Earth to the International Space Station. An astronaut who will keep you at the station until about September or October will be taken there. The extendable arm is then used to propel the satellite into space at an altitude of 400 km.
In space, this satellite orbits the Earth every hour. That is, it orbits the earth 16 times a day. It will be about two years, until it decomposes in the atmosphere.
The satellite weighs 5.6 pounds and is four inches wide by four inches long and 12 inches high. “It’s a small satellite, it has all the components of a large telecommunications satellite as far as we know, and we’re going to do the scientific work of evaluating how particles work under microgravity,” he explained. Metro Author Charries Corner.
About 65 students were part of the development of PR-CuNaR2, which began in 2018, although the design and construction prototype began in 2013.