The Republic of Peru launches a nano- satellite into space.

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The name of the satellite is Chasqui-1, which means messenger in Quechua.

It’s a very proud day for the students of the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru. The satellite was launched by hand from the International Space Station on August 18, 2014 during a space walk.

The use of Nano technology for miniaturized satellite design will allow Peru to monitor their environmental concerns from space.

Anyone can track Chasqui-1 in real-time using the open source program “Gpredict” satellite tracking software. The software is free.

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