Astronaut’s conduct Spacewalk outside space station to set free Peruvian satellite

August 18, 2014 7:56 PM

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Astronaut’s conduct Spacewalk outside space station to set free Peruvian satellite

Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemiev ventured out for a spacewalk on Monday and set free a small Peruvian research satellite. The space walk also included installing fresh science experiments and retrieving old ones.

The Peruvian satellite is just 4 inches square and weighs 2 pounds. Its cameras are focused towards Earth and it will be a technological learning experience for the National University of Engineering in Lima. The nano satellite has been named Chasqui (CHOS-key) after the Inca messengers who were fle...

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