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These Striking Images From Space Show Astronauts Deploying A Nano-Satellite

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Nothing beats images that are captured in Space and show how far mankind has come from just staring at the moon and stars. Last Monday, flight engineers Alexander Skyortsov and Oleg Artemyev were carrying out a spacewalk that lasted for 5 hours and 11 minutes. It was captured in images and revolved mostly around the manual assembly and deployment of the nano-satellite known as Chasqui 1 into orbit.

According to a statement released by NASA; ‘Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.m., Artemyev manually deployed Chasqui 1, a Peruvian nanosatellite designed to take pictures of the Earth with a pair of cameras and transmit the images to a ground station.’ The nano-satellite is supposed to be a part of a research project at the National University of Engineering in Peru that is working to gain experience in satellite technology.Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite6 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite9 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite5 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite8 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite4 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite3 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite2 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite10 Images From Space – Deploying nano-Satellite7

The spacewalk also comprised on a number of other tasks such as installing the EXPOSE-R2 experiment package and other experimental packages along with some maintenance and inspection on the exterior of ISS. Pretty cool pictures, aren’t they?

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