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June 2016 - June 2018
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2014 - Aug 2018
The South American region is carrying out big steps to have a strong presence in space, and Peru is not an exception; we are looking for like-minded young space enthusiasts, who share our passion, to help Peru having an International key role in the space community. Join us!
Young Space Activities in Peru
Mainly the space activities in Peru are related with some universities and the Peruvian government through the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA) and international cooperation.
Only in the last couple of years, four Peruvian nano-satellites (made by students and professors from three main Peruvian universities), were put in orbit. The PUCP-SAT 1 and POCKET-PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) in 2013, the UAPSAT-I (Universidad Alas Peruanas) in 2014, and the CHASQUI-I (Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria) also in 2014, represent the efforts of the academia sector for create space capabilities and develop necessary skills within the country and great opportunities for young people to get involved.
The First Peruvian Space Week was a 5-day event, from 1st to 5th August 2016, which had two main activities: the 2016 South America – Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW), which was held in the first two days and the First Latin American Congress of Astrobiology (I-CLA), which was held in the last three days.
The event main goals were to strengthen the network of students, academics and professionals in South America to work together in topics related to aerospace sciences and technologies, to examine and to consider important aspects that the South American space community is currently facing and to transfer that knowledge to the new generations of space professionals.
These events marked a new beginning for the Peruvian Space Age!
Country Specific Events in 2017
World Space Week: World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Peru
Agencia Espacial del Peru (CONIDA): The official website of the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA).
UAPSAT-1 (Universidad Alas Peruanas): The official website of the picosatellite UAPSAT-1 built by students from Peruvian university "Universidad Alas Peruanas".
Chasqui-1 (Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria - Peru): The official website of the nanosatellite Chasqui-1 built by students from Peruvian university "Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria".
Instituto de Radioastronomía de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (INRAS): The official website of the INRAS-PUCP responsible for the development of PUCPSat-1 and Pocket-PUCP.
The Mars Society Peru: The official website of the Mars Society Peru
Sociedad Cientifica de Astrobiologia del Peru (SCAP): The official website of the Peruvian Astrobiology Scientific Society
Asociacion Peruana de Astronomia The official website of the Peruvian Association of Astronomy.
Glimpses from past events
First image from PeruSat-1, owned by Peru government, shows copper mine in south of country in 70-cm resolution (CONIDA)
First Peruvian Space Week 2016
National Aerospace Research and Development Commision (CONIDA)
Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket Launching UAPSAT-I
NPoC for Peru Giancarlo Villena making outreach at "Universidad Alas Peruanas"