Kathmandu, April 18, 2019: On Thursday morning, Nepal has launched its first ever satellite.
The satellite was named ‘NepaliSat-1’ was launched at 2:31 am Nepali time from Virginia, United States, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
Two Nepali scientists Aabhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha who are currently studying at Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology developed the satellite under the BIRDS project of their institute.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Government Spokesperson Gokul Banskota have congratulated Nepal and Nepali people for successfully launching the Nepali first Nepali satellite.
NepaliSat-1, with Nepali flag and the NAST logo printed on it, will be kept at the International Space Station for a month and then it will be sent to orbit the earth, according to NAST authorities.