In the latest update on Nepal’s maiden satellite NepaliSat-1, NASA is going to be live streaming the launch of the country’s first nanosatellite.
The nanosatellite is going to be launched from a facility in Virginia, USA at NST 2: 31 AM on April 18, 2019.
The satellite was created with the help of Japan’s Kyutech University under the Birds project, that is a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non-space faring countries.
The satellite weighs about 1.33kg and is just around 30 percent greater than a Rubik’s cube.
Apart from Nepal, Sri Lanka and then Japan are going to be launching their nanosatellites.
In the meantime, Nepal also officially launched its first media telecommunication satellite project on March 12, 2018.
The high-performance c/Ku Band satellite is likely to be launched by 2022. The Nepal Telecommunications Authority NTA) has signed an agreement with French aerospace manufacturer Thales Alenia Space for the same.
With the implementation of the project, Nepal will have use of a high-speed internet facility and will make major advancements in special fields such as e-learning, e-governance and agriculture among others.