The first Puerto Rican satellite was scheduled to go into space at 3:37 am today, Saturday, but weather conditions at Cape Canaveral, Florida delayed the mission.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) postponed the launch of the Puerto Rico CubeSat NanoRocks-2 (PR-CuNaR2) just minutes from the established schedule. Now, he plans to do it tomorrow, Sunday, August 29 at 3:14 in the morning.
this satellite developed and built by students from the Bayamón Campus of Engineering School (INTER), Together with his teacher, Amílcar Rincón Charris, they are part of NASA’s ElaNa 36 project.
The team that developed the project chose the 56º orbit to place the PR-CuNaR2 so that it can pass over Puerto Rico twice a day for 10 minutes. In this way, the satellite will pass more times through Puerto Rico than in other orbits.
Likewise, some 65 students, between women and men, have been part of the development of the PR-CuNaR2 that began in March 2018, although the design and construction prototype began in 2013.