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Sri Lanka’s first Satellite RAAVANA -1 was launched into space from National Aeronautics and Space Administration‘s Wallops flight facility on April 18, 2019. This flight facility of NASA is located on Eastern Shore of Virginia, United States.
With this launch of Satellite, RAAVANA 1, Sri Lanka has secured its first entry into the global space age.
About NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an American agency, established in 1958 under the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, Its main function is to Plan, direct and conduct aeronautical and Space activities.
Low Orbit Satellite: Low orbit satellites are also known as the Low Earth orbit Satellite. They are deployed at the maximum altitude of 20,00 Kilometers from the Earth. Low orbit Satelites are advategious as they are placed at the lowest prximity of the Earth hence they have – Low Latency rate, Dedicated coverage, High efficiency at low manufacturing cost.