Nepal launches its first satellite from the USA

  1. Nepal has successfully launched its first satellite,NepaliSat-1 into space from the US.
  2. NepaliSat-1 is a low orbit satellite which will be in the 400-km distance from the Earth’s surface.It will be stationed at the International Space Station for a month and then it will be sent to orbit the earth.
  3. The satellite will take photographs on a regular basis to gather geographical information of the country.
  4. NAST (Nepal Academy of Science and Technology) initiated the launch of the country’s own satellite under the BIRDS project of the Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology.
  5. The BIRDS project has been designed in association with the United Nations and aims at helping countries launch their first satellite.