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Nepal to launch her satellite in April

By Our Reporter
Nepal is going to have her own satellite in four months.
Prime Minister K P Oli during his address to the House had said that Nepal would be having her own satellite soon.
The satellite, with high resolution camera and remote sensing technology, will be launched by a company in the United States of America, for Nepal, into the space in the second week of April this year, according to a news story carried by The Rising Nepal.
The first satellite of Nepal will be controlled from a ground station at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in Lalitpur.
The tiny 1.3 kg satellite will send high-resolution images of Nepal to the ground station at the NAST. The satellite images can be used in urban planning, climate change and information and management ofdisasters like floods, forest fire and others.
The NAST had sent a team of scientists and engineers to Japan to train them about installing the ground station, operating it and establishing communication with the satellite our in the orbit.
It has got assistance from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) – Japanese national aerospace and space agency – in environmental and vibration testing.
The NAST is hopeful that the first launching of country’s own satellite, named as NepalSat-1, will instil confidence in Nepali scientists and open new avenues of exploration and development in space research and activities.

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