Nepal launched its first Satellite NepaliSat-1 on 18th April, 2019
Nepal finally launched its own satellite named as NepaliSat-1 on April 18, 2019. Orbital ATK an American aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company launched Nepal’s first satellite at 2:00 AM (Nepali time) from Virginia USA. The satellite weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), under the BIRDS project of Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology (JKIT), initiated to launch Nepal’s first satellite. JKIT along with United Nations initiates BIRDS project so as to aid those countries who do not have their own personal satellite. So, Along with Nepal, Japan and Srilanka too launch their satellite.
Though the satellite is small and not so too huge, because of its first initiation in the Space station, all Nepalese from all over the world congratulate and gives best wishes for further improvement in this project. The project finally came to an end with around 20 million of investment.
Initially, the satellite will remain for a month in the Space station for further testing and after the successful testing, it is sent to the orbit of the earth. The satellite will remain 400km away from the earth.
In this great achievement, PM KP Sharma Oli early morning tweeted expressing his happiness and success.