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Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite ‘Raavana 1’ successfully launched

 

 

Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite ‘Raavana 1’ successfully launched: Details, Features, Aim, Significance

Sri Lanka on 18th April 2019 launched its first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East Shore.

With this, the launch of Raavana-1 marks Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age.

Raavana 1 satellite weights around 1.05 kg and is 1000 cubic centimeters in size. The minimum lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years and it is expected to be active for five years.

Raavana 1 satellite was designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by two Sri Lankan research engineers.

Raavana 1 satellite’s camera mission is to capture images of Sri Lanka and its neighboring countries.

Raavana-1 is expected to orbit 400 kilometers away from the earth.

Raavana 1 satellite will achieve an active attitude stabilization which ensures that the satellite’s attitude is stable under the influence of external talks.


 

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