Sri Lanka’s first Satellite RAAVANA – 1
08-01-2020 1 Comment Uncategorized ADMO ✅

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. 

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About RAAVANA – 1

  1. RAAVANA 1 (BIRDS-3) is Sri Lanka’s first Satellite.
  2. It is a low orbit Remote Sensing Satellite and likely to be deployed at an altitude of 400 kms.
  3. It is developed and designed by two Sri Lankan Engineers, Tharindu Dayarathna and Dulani at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan.
  4. It is weighted approx 1.05 kg with the size of 1000 cubic centimeters and its main feature is to capture the latest images of Sri Lanka and its neighboring countries.
  5. The minimum expected lifespan of this Satellite is around 1.5 years.

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.

यह भी पढ़ें – जनसंख्या विस्फोट किसी भी परमाणु विष्फोट से ज्यादा खतरनाक हो सकता है। भारत की जनसंख्या पर UN और IHME की रिपोर्ट – 2020.

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