Peruvian and Russian scientists have set up a radio up-link from the citadel of Machu Picchu to communicate with Russian Cosmonauts on the International Space Station for an upcoming Congress on satellite technology.
The National Engineering University (UNI) is sponsoring scientific gatherings to take place Aug. 23 in Lima and Aug. 25 in Cusco. Radio communication with the cosmonauts is scheduled for Aug. 26.
The goal of this scientific Congress is to attract the participation of academic and scientific institutions on a national and international level to contribute to the development of the first Peruvian nanosatellite.
The International Space Station is a multi-national research center that orbits Earth at an altitude of between 173 and 286 miles (278-460 Kms), and an average speed of 17,227 per hour (27,724 Kph).
UNI is organizing the event in partnership with Southwest State University in Russia (UESOR). Cosmonauts Aleksandr Fyodorovich and Lazutkin Poleshchuk Aleksander Ivanovich, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, will converse during the conference with Peruvian scientists.
UNI is developing the first Peruvian nanosatellite called “Chasqui I” to be sent into space soon.