Sunday, July 22, 2012
Amateur first microsatellite launched in Latin America educational
Students of the Centre for Marine Technology (CETMAR) Altata 1 microsatellite launched the first amateur education in Latin America, attaining a height of 120 000 feet (36 thousand 576 meters).
The microsatellite consists of a capsule semihermética thermally insulated, equipped with onboard video cameras and photographic HD, equipped with special batteries, radio transmitters, audio and video.
It is also equipped with antennas, satellite locators and a useful area for experiments and school educational programs.
This will transmit real-time high-resolution images across the state, same as can be seen through www.altata.mx page, and is expected to be observed by more than 30 million people.
The microsatellite carries inside shrimp larvae, mangrove and corn, to study their behavior and identify those that are resistant to a different environment, analyze and produce results that improve conditions in their production.
About 50 students CETMAR, with the advice and support from Eduardo Sainz Guizar, NASA's associate and member of the Social Movement Participation Sinaloa, engaged in the design, manufacture and development of the microsatellite.
The objectives of this release is in place Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico in the seats in the international spheres, trying to remove the stigma of the entity as has been violent.
For its part, the researcher at the Center of Columbia Scientific Balloon NASA's Hugo Franco, said this is the platform on the consolidation of new scientists, who bring new theories and discoveries of science.
During his speech, the representative of the Social Movement Participation Sinaloa, Llausás Javier Magana noted that this event opens the door for more young people interested in science and technology and obtain better future.
The event was led by the state governor, Mario López Valdez, who said he bet on science and technology is the most effective instrument to strengthen the state in the center of development.
He noted that the launch of Microsatellite CETMAR Altata 1 represents another link in the conquest of new areas of research, and also allow you to type the name of Sinaloa in the stratosphere.
Also, he said, will inspire children and youth in these disciplines Sinaloa changing the perception that life, academia and society offers.
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