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Nepal’s first nano-satellite orbiting the earth from June 17


KATHMANDU: Nepal’s first nano-satellite developed by two Nepali scientists will start orbiting the earth from June 17, 2019.
A Japanese expert will visit Nepal to manage all the necessary things to live telecasting NepaliSat-1 orbiting the earth, said Dr. Rabindra Dhakal, chief of Faculty of Technology of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
The satellite was launched from the rocket-launch site in Virginia of the USA into the outer space on April 17.
NepaliSat-1, which successfully connected to the International Space Station (ISS), was stationed at the lower earth orbit at 3.13 pm in April 20.
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) had opened a tender bid for the construction of the ground station at its premises.
Contractor will start building the ground station within a few days. It will take around 15 days to complete the construction task, he said.
Dhakal said that they were preparing to live telecasting NepaliSat-1 orbiting the earth from national channels and other TV channels.
The satellite will be sending photographs after it starts orbiting the earth.
Life of this Nepalisat-1 is three years. The satellite, once put in its orbit, will take 90 minutes to go around the earth. It would be visible in Nepal’s sky for 5 to 8 minutes every day, he said.

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