According to the Central Association of Aeronautics and Space (AEA), the first Costa Rican satellite would be in orbit next year or in early 2018. The Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) is also part of the project. According to AEA, in early 2017, the assembly of its components will take place. This phase will be carried out in a specialized room in the free zone of El Coyol, Alajuela.
8 professionals will be part of this process. They will rigorously verify the development of the assembly so that the process of putting the satellite in orbit is a success.
After completing this step, the nanosatellite will be sent to Japan to spend a period of simulations under extreme conditions in a orbital environment. This stage will be held at the Kyushu Technological Institute of Japan (KYUTECH). The satellite will collect data to study the effects of climate change in Costa Rica, contributing to meet the goal of being carbon neutral in 2021.
The project will cost 2 million dollars.