KATHMANDU: Nepal’s first ever satellite ‘Nepali Sat-1’ has been successfully launched to the space. The first ever satellite in the history of science and technology of Nepal was launched from Virginia State of USA at 2:31 am.
With this, Nepal has been enlisted in the list of the countries launching satellite. Chief of Technology Faculty of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, said that Nepal’s satellite has been successfully launched.
He said that the satellite has now reached the space and it would be linked with the International Space Station at 3:30 am on Friday. Dhakal further said that process has been forwarded through Foreign Ministry for the registration at United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
The nano-satellite built under project ‘Birds-3’ by two Nepali engineers Awash Maskey and Hareram Shrestha pursuing space engineering in the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) University in Japan have been launched from a facility in USA.
Under the ‘Birds-3’, Nepal’s first ever satellite (Nepali Sat-1) has been released into the space alongside Sri Lanka’s ‘Ravan-1’ and Japan’s ‘Ubishu’.
PM Oli congratulates on Nepal’s first satellite launch
Following the successful launch of Nepal’s first satellite, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took to social media and expressed his happiness over Nepal’s this success.
“Nepal’s first satellite ‘Nepali Sat-1’ has been successfully launched today at 2:31 am. With this, Nepal has joined the countries that have launched their satellites. I congratulate all sectors including scientists and the NAST who have involved in the endeavor on achieving this success,” he tweeted.
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