Companion in honor of the centenary of Finland launched late in the year

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Space satellite “Suomi-100”, which is planned to launch in honor of the centenary of Finland, will be released into orbit with a delay of a year. It is reported TASS with reference to the Finnish news Agency (STT).

Camera launched into space with the help of the carrier rocket Falcon 9. It was created by students and scholars of the Finnish Aalto University. Using “Suomi-100” is planned to determine the location and behavior of the electrically charged particles present close to the Ground and take photos of Finland and the entire planet from space.

The satellite was supposed to go into orbit a year ago, but its launch repeatedly delayed for various reasons. In particular, this is due to technical problems with the Indian rocket PSLV.

The launch vehicle Falcon 9 with the California Vandenberg air force base took place at 10:34 local time (21:34 Moscow time). On its Board there are 64 micro-satellite that will be used by companies and government agencies from 17 countries. In addition, it was planned to capture the head fairing of the rocket with the giant network in the Pacific ocean, however, he fell into the water. The first stage of the rocket used to launch the third time.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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