Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Microsatellite transmits video from the stratosphere

For the first time an amateur way in Latin America, CETMAR Altata 1 microsatellite, launched from Sinaloa last week, and successfully transmitted live video images from the stratosphere.

The results of this project will be presented at the National Congress of Science and Technology of the Sea, to be held in Tuxpan, Veracruz, from 28 to 30 August next, as well as an International Astronautically Congress in Naples, Italy.

The coordinator of the group that built the device, Eduardo Guizar Sainz, said that already preparing a second launch, including larvae of local species to radials with cosmic energy and to study their reaction.

At a press conference, the coordinators of the event showed the video, which lasts two hours and 48 minutes, recorded from the high microsatellite launch a balloon inflated with helium and attained a height of 108 thousand feet.

"That is double height by moving aircraft and means eight thousand feet of schedule," Guizar said Sainz.

The real-time images were sent to the Mexican Space Station and NASA, and allow you to know and analyze data on the local climate.

Given the success of this project, the coordinator, Eduardo Guizar Sainz, was invited to participate in the Congress of the Mexican Society of Space Science and Technology to be held soon in San Luis Potosi.

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