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Apr 18, 2019
12:39PM

Nepal successfully launches its 1st satellite NepaliSat-1 into space

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Nepal successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from Virginia in the United States. The satellite was developed by the Nepalese scientists. 

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli congratulated all the scientists and institutions involved in the development of the satellite. He said it was a matter of prestige for the country to have its own satellite. Spokesperson for the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, NAST, Suresh Kumar Dhungel said the satellite is a bid to open new paths for space engineering in the country.

NepaliSat-1 is a low orbit satellite . It will be stationed at the International Space Station for a month and then it will be sent to orbit the earth. The satellite will take photographs on a regular basis to gather geographical information of the country. It weighs 1.3 kilograms, making it a small satellite with limited capability.

NAST initiated the launch of the country's own satellite under the BIRDS project of the Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology. The BIRDS project has been designed in association with the United Nations and aims at helping countries launch their first satellite.

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