March 28, 2023/5:57 am
The words of Pope Francis will arrive via a rocket that will take off from the Vandenberg Space Base (California, United States) on June 10.
As reported by the Vatican City, the Blessed Father will bless on Wednesday, March 29, a small satellite that will travel into space, and the book contains the historical documents of the Urbi et Orb blessing that the Supreme Pontiff made on March 27.
With the nickname “Satelles of Hope” (satellites of Hope, in Latin), he intends to remember the message of hope that the Pope sent in the midst of the covid pandemic, when he blessed the world from St. Peter’s Square with the words “Lord Fa. bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts.
The pope continued. But our faith is weak and we fear. But you, Lord, will not abandon us in the storm of mercy.
These words will reach space as a “nanobook” entitled “What are you afraid of? Do you have faith? The world in the face of a pandemic”, made of 2 millimeter by 0.2-millimeter silicon plate can be transferred.
This small satellite, also named “CubeSat”, was built by the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and will be managed by the Italian Space Agency, which will launch it into space on a Falcon 9 rocket.
On the one hand, the President of the Italian Space Agency, Giorgio Saccoccia, stated that the Holy See had asked them to identify a way, in the words of the hope of Pope Francis, “to cross the borders of the Earth and reach the most people from space. “It is possible for the women and men of our troubled planet.”
In a press release published on Monday, March 27, they announced that the satellite “is equipped with radio equipment and a board that can be rotated from the ground.”
During the time that he is in the world, he will spread the message of Pope Francis in English, Italian and Spanish, and his journey can be followed through the website speisatelles.org.
Likewise, the project promoters are given the opportunity to participate in the project. Whoever wishes may enter his name in the foam that will be carried by the satellite, although under one condition: they will have to perform a work of mercy in return.