Nepal’s first satellite NepaliSat-1 was launched into space from the Virginia-based station of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US.
- NepaliSat-1 will start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the country’s topography and Earths magnetic field.
- The satellite also bears the Nepal flag and logo of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
- The satellite is equipped with a 5MP camera to capture Nepal’s topography and a magnetometer to collect data related to the Earth’s magnetic field.
- The images and data will be sent by satellite to the ground station at NAST.
- The satellite was developed by two Nepalis Abhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha at Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology.