Written by Staff Writer
17 Jun, 2019 | 4:34 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Ravana 1 satellite, a creation of two Sri Lankans and proudly bearing the Sri Lankan identity will be launched into the orbit today.
Raavana-1 was designed by Tharindu Dayaratne who is an Electrical and Electronics engineer of the University of Peradeniya together with Dulaani Chamikaa Vithanage 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.
Kaavinda Jayawardena, Director, Communications Division of the Arthur C. Clarke Center, said the orbiting is scheduled at 3.45 pm local time. He added the general public will be able to catch a glimpse of the event live at the Arthur C. Clark Center.
The Ravana One was launched on April 18th from a NASA-based Mid-Atlantic space station in Virginia, using an Antares rocket. The satellite reached the International Space Station at around 6.30 pm on April 19th.
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