|Asrosat - 300|
Peru recently purchased from France for $ 213 million, a satellite "next generation", which puts the country at the forefront of space development.
The "Asrosat-300," Airbus will be the most advanced Latin American satellite, according to specialized sources.
The acquisition includes the satellite system, the ground control station, as well as technology transfer and insurance.
Significant number of Peruvian youth in France participate in all phases of the manufacturing process of the satellite and will be trained in the operation of the system and reading the images captured.
The French satellite will be made of silicon carbide, stronger than diamond material that is more resistant to the extreme temperatures of space. It will weigh about 400 kg, the third party other similar observation satellites, and have a minimum shelf life of ten years.
The most remarkable feature of Asrosat-300 is its resolution: it is a 0.7 meter satellite submeter resolution, the most powerful continent. This means that you can accurately identify two objects that are spaced 70 centimeters apart. It will see: cars, people, cultures, etc. ..
The Asrosat-300, have a collision warning system, if a crash near the satellite space junk detected from Earth may momentarily divert its route and return to orbit once the danger passed.
The satellite will be used more for defense, national security, mapping, fight against drug trafficking, terrorism, illegal logging, illegal mining, illegal fishing, disasters from earthquakes or floods, and monitoring of climate and natural phenomena.
Additionally, Peru already has images of the French constellation satellites, France facilitates Peru.
It should be noted that parallel to this breakthrough in association with France, Peru is also working on developing its own satellite technology, and currently has several satellites nano scientific observation, made by universities, which were placed in orbit by American rockets and Russian, and work continues on other devices larger, both rockets and satellites, now with more support from the Peruvian government.