NASA Launches Nepal's First Ever Satellite 'NepaliSat-1'

Published on April 20, 2019
Nepal's first satellite NepaliSat-1 was launched into space from the Virginia-based station of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US.

NASA Launches Nepal's First Ever Satellite 'NepaliSat-1'

About NepaliSat-1:

  • NepaliSat-1 will start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the country's topography and Earths magnetic field.
  • The satellite also bears the Nepal flag and logo of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
  • The satellite is equipped with a 5MP camera to capture Nepal's topography and a magnetometer to collect data related to the Earth's magnetic field. 
  • The images and data will be sent by satellite to the ground station at NAST.
  • The satellite was developed by two Nepalis Abhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha at Japan's Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Question:

Q. What is the name of Nepal's first satellite that was launched into space from the Virginia-based station of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US?
a. NepalSat-1
b. NepaliSat-1
c. AntarikshSat-1
d. KhagolSat-1

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