Satellite PerúSAT-1, developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, the second largest company in the space industry in the world, sent to Earth the first images. The satellite was launched on 16 September from Kourou (Kourou). It is reported by Airbus Defence and Space.
“We have built PerúSAT-1 in record time, less than 24 months. After the completion of orbital maneuvers for entering the working orbit at an altitude of 695 km it sent the first image taken for the Space Agency of Peru (CONIDA). I would like to thank all project participants for their work in achieving this important goal”, said Nicolas Chamussy (Nicolas Chamussy), head of the business line space systems of Airbus Defence and Space.
Airbus Defence and Space is a world leader in the export of satellites for Earth observation. PerúSAT-1 is designed based on a very flexible, compact platform AstroBus-S, equipped with innovative silicon optical devices with a resolution of 70 centimeters. It will allow to obtain images for solving problems in agriculture, urban planning, border control, humanitarian aid delivery and disaster assessment, as well as in other spheres of activity.
From now until the end of the year will be conducted orbital tests of all subsystems with the participation of CNOIS control center (Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Imágenes Satelitales), built by Airbus Defence and Space in the city Pucusana in Peru. After that satellite system PerúSAT-1 will be commissioned and transferred to the management of Peruvian professionals.
“Built in record time, less than 24 months, PerúSAT-1 is currently the most powerful satellite for Earth observation in the Latin American region. In the framework of bilateral agreements between Peru and France PerúSAT-1 provides for this country the access to satellite technology that benefit society,” said Airbus Defence and Space.