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.
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.
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".
The Perun space mission is an exciting and aspirating project, being materialised by space passionate, enthusiastic and diligent students' community. I am privileged and thrilled to be able to provide technical support and get involved in the project. This is a first stepping stone, in development journey, of Croatian space endeavour.
Building upon the Austrian experiences in financing, designing, building and operating nanosatellites I welcome the approach to build the first Croatian satellite as a lighthouse project for entering space activities, and to build up competences this way.
Dreams are a powerful force that fosters creativity, and the stars inspire them the most. Traveling to the stars has many challenges and our first is Perun I.
Slobodan Danko Bosanac
A cubesat is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with building space-qualified hardware. Perun will also provide remote sensing imagery which opens a wide range of applications. The Perun project will be a source of inspiration to many young researchers and engineers in Croatia.
Let us leave our mark in the world
Let us be a lift to new ideas
Let us explore ways to create
Let us imagine fantastic adventures
I strongly believe that Perum-1, Nano satellite project, is the initial spark that will inspire and lead the young generation of Croatian scientists to countless and successful achievements in the space exploration.
Ana B. Heller
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