Nanosatellites to be launched into space

At the Discover Interactive Museum of Science and Technology of Aguascalientes
Nanosatellites to be launched into space
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20/03/2018
15:34
Notimex
Mexico City
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On Tuesday, 14 nanosatellites will be launched to space at the Discover Interactive Museum of Science and Technology of Aguascalientes, central Mexico, according to the Mexican Space Agency (AEM).

AEM General Director Javier Mendieta Jiménez expressed his congratulations to young Mexican talents who promote the advancement of the country in the development of nanosatellites with enthusiasm.

"It is exciting to know about successful projects on nanosatellites developed by young people,” assured Mendieta Jiménez, adding that Aguascalientes has a great opportunity in nanosatellite development, an industry which represents an international economic impact amounting to more than USD$4 billion along with thousands of jobs.

The launching is financed by Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and by the Institute for Development of Knowledge Society of Aguascalientes State (IDSCEA) and it is led by Eduardo Guizar Sainz, who led the Science kills violence initiative in both Sinaloa and Tijuana, a project in which he introduced gang youth to science and technology through educational satellites.

Guizar Sainz was invited to collaborate in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) through the California Technological Institute (Caltech) in the Curiosity project, a car-sized, six-wheeled robot destined for Gale Crater on Mars.

Ingeniousness, creativity, and the ability to solve technological problems are the main skills required for the development stratospheric nanosatellites, according to Guizar Sainz.

"Precisely, this is a huge competitive advantage that the Mexican youth possess, as every time they create something, they do it in a faster and cheaper way with fewer risks and more innovations," assured Guizar Sainz.

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