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The launch of the first Puerto Rican satellite was postponed due to bad weather in Florida |  Present

The launch of the first Puerto Rican satellite was postponed due to bad weather in Florida | Present

The first Puerto Rican satellite was scheduled to go into space at 3:37 a.m. Saturday, but weather conditions in Cape Canaveral, Florida delayed the mission.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) The launch of Puerto Rico CubeSat NanoRocks-2 (PR-CuNaR2) has been delayed just minutes away from the scheduled schedule. Now, he plans to do it tomorrow, Sunday, August 29 at 3:14 a.m.

The PR-CuNaR2 will be transported and launched from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, in SpaceX23’s Dragon capsule, to the International Space Station.

This satellite Developed and built by students from the campus of the School of Engineering in Bayamón (INTER), Together with their mentor, Amílcar Rincón Charris, they are part of NASA’s ElaNa 36 Project.

The team that developed the project chose the 56-degree orbit to position PR-CuNaR2 so that it could pass over Puerto Rico twice a day for 10 minutes. In this way, the satellite will pass through Puerto Rico more times than other orbits.

Similarly, about 65 students, both women and men, participated in the development of PR-CuNaR2 that began in March 2018, although the design-build model began in 2013.

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