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Costa Rica's first satellite project enters decisive stage

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Officials at the Costa Rica-based Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space announced they will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise $75,000 needed to orbit the first Costa Rica satellite, a small device called picosatellite.

The 10-centimeter satellite is a key element of the project and is expected to be deployed into space from the International Space Station during the second half of 2017. The project takes its name from Costa Rica’s highest volcano, located in Cartago province.

Source: Tico Times