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Sri Lanka's First Satellite Raavana-1 Launched into Space

Published on April 19, 2019
Sri Lanka's first satellite Raavana-1 was launched into space from NASA's Flight Facility on Virginia's east shore.
Sri Lanka's First Satellite Raavana-1 Launched into Space

About Raavana-1:

  • Raavana-1 weights around 1.05 kg and is 1000 cubic centimetres in size.
  • The minimum lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years and it is expected to be active for five years.
  • Raavana-1 satellite was designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by two Sri Lankan research engineers.
  • Raavana-1 satellite's camera mission is to capture images of Sri Lanka and its neighbouring countries. 
  • The Raavana-1 is expected to orbit 400 kilometres away from the earth.
  • The launch of Raavana-1 marks Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age.

Question:

Q. What is the name of Sri Lanka's first satellite that was launched into space from NASA's Flight Facility on Virginia's east shore?
a. Lankaa-1
b. Raavana-1
c. Lankesh-1
d. Dashaanan-1
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