Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 reaches International Space Station

Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 reaches International Space Station

Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 reaches International Space Station

Written by Staff Writer

19 Apr, 2019 | 8:20 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Sri Lanka’s first research satellite Raavana-1 built by two Sri Lankan engineers successfully reached the International Space Station. Raavana-1 was launched into Space last morning (April 18).

The satellite was launched to the International Space Station from the space centre in Virginia, USA by the rocket ANTRAS.

Raavana-1 was designed by Tharindu Dayaratne who is an Electrical and Electronics engineer of the University of Peradeniya together with Dulani Chamika who is a graduate of the Asian Technological Institute in Thailand.

They built this satellite while studying space engineering at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan.

The satellite which was launched to space at 2.16 am yesterday (April 18) reached the International Space Station at around 6.30 this evening (April 19).

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