‘Raavana 1’ successfully deployed into orbit

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Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers, was successfully deployed into orbit a short while ago (3.45 pm).

Raavana-1 was deployed to the 400km of orbit at an inclination of 51.6 degrees using the JAXA (Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency) owned Kibo experiment module. 

Two more satellites from Nepal (their first satellite), and Japan were also deployed at the same time. Raavana-1 is a cube-seized miniature satellite and Sri Lanka's first research satellite which was built by two Sri Lankan youth - Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika - marking our entrance into the space age. 

Raavana 1 was launched to the International Space Station in the 400km orbit by the Cygnus spacecraft of NASA on April 18 at 2.16 am Sri Lanka time by the rocket 'Antras.'  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

Video by Wikramapala

 

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  • Priyantha Monday, 17 June 2019 04:52 PM

    Proud of you and Congratulations Tharindu and Dulani .... !

    Reez Monday, 17 June 2019 05:08 PM

    We wish all the best. Where is Chicis satellite ??

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 17 June 2019 06:25 PM

    Small step could lead to a giant leap. Well done the twosome.

    Mason Monday, 17 June 2019 06:44 PM

    should have put a few politicians inside

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 17 June 2019 06:44 PM

    Congrauations. You two are heros. Not a joker who fooled us couple of years back. Here is my salute.

    Krish Monday, 17 June 2019 07:00 PM

    Proud Moment for All Sri lankans. Hope these two names (Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika) admire more younger generation to this field. Thanks for being an inspiration. We are more capable of producing these sort of results rather than being creative only in Social Media.

    Kathira Monday, 17 June 2019 07:29 PM

    Congrats dudes! Lord Buddha bleses you abundantly and wishing you all the success in your injovations. Ravana the name mean it because he owned the first flight of thr World.

    TInkiriya Tuesday, 18 June 2019 12:14 AM

    Why did we blast-off our entire cricket team with this?

    Ram Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:20 AM

    Congratulations to the Sri Lankans who made it a success. Cheeeeers

    DhanapalaG Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:19 AM

    Good work let us see the results in the near future.

    Spaceman Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:39 AM

    Congratulations to the two young engineers, very proud of you. Then what about the hipe made few years ago about SL 1st Sat by a Rajapakse sibling??

    Dee Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:06 PM

    Congratulations. We are ever so proud of you two. Now where is that 'Rocket Rohitha' ?


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