Peru – Space cooperation – Launch of the PerúSAT-1 communications satellite (Kourou, September 15, 2016)

France welcomes the successful launch of the PerúSAT-1 communications satellite yesterday from the Kourou Space Center involving the use of a Vega launch vehicle.

This Earth observation satellite, built by Airbus Defence and Space, is a landmark project that highlights the joint determination of France and Peru to strengthen their bilateral cooperation.

The launch of this satellite will benefit many sectors and will notably help strengthen the fight against deforestation and improve natural disaster management.