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Nepal launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 from US

Nepal launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 from US

Nepal successfully launched its first satellite “NepaliSat-1” into space from Virginia in the United States.

About NepaliSat-1

It 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.

The satellite was developed by the Nepalese scientists at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). 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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