Sri Lanka’s nano Satellite KITSUNE released into orbit

Sri Lanka’s nano Satellite KITSUNE released into orbit

Sri Lanka’s nano Satellite KITSUNE released into orbit

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Mar, 2022 | 3:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The second Nano Satellite designed by the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies was sent into orbit at approximately 5:20 PM Sri Lankan time on Thursday (24).

According to the Department of Government Information, the Nano-Satellite named KITSUNE was taken to the International Space Station on board the Cygnus NG-17 rocket, the seventeenth flight of the Northrop Grumman robotic resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its sixteenth flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-2) contract with NASA.

The mission launched on 19th February 2022.

The Department of Government Information said the Nano-Satellite KITSUNE was released into orbit on Thursday (24) evening 400 km away from the International Space Station.

Incidentally, the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies developed the Nano-Satellite with the assistance of 5 international centers.

Yet, the engineering expertise for the development of the Nano-Satellite was provided by the engineers at the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies.

The KITSUNE Nano Satellite comprises a camera system that is state-of-the-art.

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