Large number of participants from various countries attended Adria Space Conference that took place on October 4th at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb. Also, we gave a lecture about our project.
The University College Algebra is the one of the sponsors for this project. They gave us the laboratory where our satellite shall be built and their students are also working and learning on the project.
The first Croatian satellite shall be launched into LEO in the second quarter of 2021, thus irreversibly set Croatia on the path of Space era by establishing foundations of its space programme.
The first A3 project is construction, assembly and launching Croatian CubeSat 2U satellite with camera as the main payload. It was named after Perun, the god of thunder and lightning (the thunderbolt), the supreme deity in the pantheon of Slavic Gods, according to Slavic mythology. We took Perun as the name because the symbol of the God Perun is similar to our logo of the project. PERUN project will be realized by a large number of young engineers and scientists led by experienced staff at universities and scientific institutions through project reviews and advice. Such engineers and scientists will not only learn the theory of space engineering but will get a welth of hands-on experience. Students who gain knowledge in aerospace often use it in other high technologies - biomedicine, mechanical engineering, software engineering...
The main misson is to take pictures from the Space at height of 550km. Taken images will be used for educational purposes and data will be avaliable for all institutions, universities and schools to learn how to use them. Also from this we want to initiate the first Croatian Space program.
Perun will be small step for space one giant leap for Croatia
The Perun I project is a great opportunity to show that we have many young people in Croatia who, with their knowledge and their creativity, can develop and solve top engineering and technological solutions. This project will inspire the youngest to love science and technology and to acquire new knowledge with increasing fervor and to reflect on their place and their role in a world full of technological challenges.
I give full support for the project of making the first Croatian satellite Perun I. The knowledge and experience that will be gained by designing and launching the first Croatian satellite is an excellent foundation for the development of space technology in Croatia and an excellent source for educating high school and college students. With the Perun project we are entering the circle of countries in the world that want to master and apply completely new technologies and offer this to the world market. I think that is how we started the process of creating a new industry in Croatia "Space Industry"
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