Satellite orbit deployment today

Kathmandu, June 16: The first nano-satellite developed by two Nepali scientists will be deployed in the earth orbit on Monday.  

A Japanese technical expert Fumiaki Tanigaki from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has arrived in Nepal to manage all the necessary things to live telecast NepaliSat-1 orbiting the earth, said Rosha Panday, acting chief of Faculty of Technology of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Some five TV channels will telecast live the NepaliSat-1 orbiting the earth and NAST has also managed to public viewing programme at the office, he said.  

Panday further said that the Nepali satellite is being deployed for orbiting together with Japanese and Sri-Lankan satellites.

The time for the deployment of satellite has not been fixed but it may be deployed between 3 to 4 pm on Monday, he said.    

The satellite was launched from the rocket-launch site in Virginia of the USA on April 17 into the outer space.

NepaliSat-1, which successfully connected to the International Space Station (ISS), was stationed at the lower earth orbit at 3.13 pm on April 20.

The satellite will be sending photographs after it starts orbiting the earth. 

Life of this Nepalisat-1 is three years. The satellite, once put in its orbit, will take 90 minutes to go around the earth. It will be visible in Nepal's sky for 5 to 8 minutes every day, he said.

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