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Photos: Cosmonauts Take Spacewalk to Launch Peruvian Satellite

Chasqui 1 Satellite Before Release

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev holds the nanosatellite before releasing it during a spacewalk on Aug. 18, 2014.

Peruvian Nanosatellite Release

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Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev prepares the Chasqui 1 satellite for release during a spacewalk on Aug. 18, 2014.

Peruvian Nanosatellite Release

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is in the foreground as the Chasqui 1 satellite floats off into space. Image uploaded on Aug. 18, 2014.

Chasqui 1 Satellite Release

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev threw the Peruvian Chasqui 1 satellite into space from the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Aug. 18, 2014.

Chasqui 1 Release

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The Peruvian Chasqui-1 satellite floats away from the International Space Station on Aug. 18, 2014.

Oleg Artemyev Outside Space Station

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Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev takes a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Aug. 18, 2014.

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