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SL's first research satellite reaches NASA's International Space Station

19 April 2019 - 139   - 0

Sri Lanka's first research statellite 'Raavana 1' which was released yesterday reached NASA's International Space Station at around 6:30 pm (local time) today (Apr 19).

The statellite, designed and built by two young Sri Lankans had left for space aboard the Cygnus cargo spacecraft and had neared the Space Station at around 4:40 pm (local time) before being accepted by the same.

The spacecraft spanning 11.3 centimetres in length and weighing 1.5 kilograms, was the brainchild of research engineers Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamikaat at Japan's Kyushu Institute of Technology.


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