Launch of first Puerto Rican satellite postponed due to bad weather in Florida

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

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Puerto Rico postponed the release of the Cubsat Nanorax-2 (PR-CuNaR2) minutes after it was installed. Now, he plans to do it tomorrow, Sunday, August 29, at 3:14 p.m.

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

This satellite Developed and built by students at Bayman Engineering School (INTER), Together with his teacher Amalkar Rinkan Charris, they are part of NASA’s Elena 36 project.

The team that developed the project chose to place Orbit 56ยบ on PR-CuNaR2 so that it could pass 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, were part of the development of PR-CuNaR2, which began in March 2018, although the design and construction prototype began in 2013.

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