NASA launches Sri Lanka's first Satellite 'RAAVANA -1' .

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 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 the Raavana - 1 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.