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


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.

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?