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Nepal’s very first ever satellite launched, PM congratulates

Nepal’s very first ever satellite ‘Nepali Sat-1’ had been successfully launched to space. The first ever satellite in the historical past of science and modern technology of Nepal was launched from the Virginia State of USA at 2: 31 am.

Using this, Nepal had been enlisted in the list of the nations launching a satellite. Chief of Engineering Faculty of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology ( NAST), Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, said that Nepal’s satellite had been successfully launched.

He declared that the satellite has right now reached the space and it would be connected with the International Space Station at 3: 30 am on Friday. Dhakal further declared that process has been forwarded via Foreign Ministry for the registration at United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs ( UNOOSA).

The nano-satellite developed under project ‘Birds-3’ by two Nepali engineers Awash Maskey and also Hareram Shrestha pursuing space engineering in the Kyushu Institute of Technology ( Kyutech ) University in Japan had been launched from a facility in the USA.

Under the ‘Birds-3’, Nepal’s very first ever satellite ( Nepali Sat-1 ) has been launched into space alongside Sri Lanka’s ‘Ravan-1’ and Japan’s ‘Ubishu’.

PM Oli congratulates on Nepal’s very first satellite launch

Following the successful release of Nepal’s first satellite, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took to the social media site and expressed his happiness over Nepal’s this success.

“Nepal’s very first satellite ‘Nepali Sat-1’ has been successfully launched today at 2: 31 am. Using this, Nepal has joined the countries that have launched their satellites. I congratulate almost all sectors including scientists and the NAST that have involved in the endeavor on achieving this success,” he tweeted.

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