First nanosatellite ready for launch (Bangladesh)

BRAC University yesterday became the first Bangladeshi educational institution to get its very own nanosatellite, developed and assembled by three of its students using technology and facilities of a Japanese university.

“BRAC ONNESHA”, a cube measuring 10cm along its edge and weighing around one kilogramme, will be launched into low Earth orbit, at an altitude of around 410 kilometres, sometime next month through Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Taking 90 minutes to complete one revolution and passing over Bangladesh four to six times every day, it will be able to take high quality photographs of Bangladesh, from which topographical data can be gathered, say the BRAC University authorities.


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