From Puerto Rico to space: 1st satellite made by Puerto Rican students set for launch


It’s #BoricuaPride … “The group from the School of Engineering of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus, have provided their CubeSat NanoRocks-2 project, known as PR-CuNaR2, to NASA to fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket when it looks to launch from Kennedy Space Center early Saturday morning.”

Repeating Islands

A report bGINAYRA ALVARADO VILLEGAS and JENNIFER A. MARCIAL OCASIO for The Orlando Sentinel.

After several years of hard work, a group of Puerto Rico students aim to see the launch of the first Puerto Rican-made satellite into space.

The group from the School of Engineering of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus, have provided their CubeSat NanoRocks-2 project, known as PR-CuNaR2, to NASA to fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket when it looks to launch from Kennedy Space Center early Saturday morning.

The launch from KSC’s Launch Complex-39A is slated for 3:37 a.m. with a backup window of Sunday at 3:14 a.m.

This satellite is part of a scientific investigation by the university that began in 2013 with the design and construction prototype.

PR-CuNaR satellite of the Faculty of Engineering of the Bayamón Campus of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.
PR-CuNaR satellite of the Faculty of Engineering of the Bayamón Campus of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. 

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