June 19, 2014
AntelSat, the first Uruguayan satellite, was launched into space this Thursday, June 19 at 4:11 p.m. Uruguayan time from the Yasny base in Russia, coinciding with the start of the World Cup match between the celeste and England.
Uruguay launched its first satellite, Antelsat, into space this Thursday, also commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the hero José Gervasio Artigas. The satellite was produced by the state telecommunications company Antel and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Republic.
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