The first Montenegrin satellite Luča will be sent into space in the middle of next year, it was announced at the presentation of the Luča project developed by Filip Jovićević, Nina Drakulić and Nikola Perović, young Montenegrin innovators from the organization Montenegro Space Research.
During the presentation, they talked about the project, its specifics, plans, as well as the activities of this organization in the education of young people in the field of robotics and space technology.
The first Montenegrin satellite in space will be a historic moment for all of us. Luča is the light that will light the way for all new projects in the field of space research in Montenegro – Filip Jovićević and pointed out that they expect Luča to be sent into space in the middle of next year.
Presenting the technical specifications of the satellite and the rocket with which it will be launched into space, innovator and entrepreneur Nikola Perović said that Luča belongs to the category of small satellites that will be launched to an altitude of 500-600 km, and will spend 2-3 years in space.
It is an incredible feeling to be part of a project that becomes part of history. We are especially proud that the heart of Luča will be assembled in our laboratory – said Perović.
Nina Drakulić spoke about the importance of educating young people in terms of robotics and space technologies, who informed the audience about the recently held robotics competition and plans for cooperation with the countries of the region in order to improve the competitiveness of young people in the future.
Minister of Science and Technological Development, Prof. Dr. Biljana Šćepanović emphasized the importance of the project and said that young innovators like representatives of the Montenegro Space Research organization are proof that Montenegro has the capacity for large projects that connect countries. Our task is to empower and support such young people – said Šćepanović.
Prime Minister Dritan Abazović pointed out the importance of the Luča project for further networking of Montenegro on the international level and reiterated the commitment of the Government to support this and similar projects. He encouraged young innovators to work on new discoveries and projects.
Prejudices and lack of self-confidence must not be obstacles to development. Luča is proof that such projects are achievable and a kind of incentive for young people to follow your path – said the Prime Minister.
Representatives of the organization Montenegro Space Research thanked the prime minister and the minister for, as they said, “support that is as infinite as space itself.”