Science & Technology

Lithuania became the second Baltic space nation

0
Lithuania became the second Baltic space nation late on Thursday when two of its satellites were successfully delivered into orbit, reported ERR

“This is a historic moment for Lithuania – the first Lithuanian satellites LitSat-1 and LituanicaSat-1 were launched into space. I congratulate the young scientists and all of the people of Lithuania. We are now a space country,” told President Dalia Grybauskaite.

The Cygnus spacecraft that carried the satellites in its cargo compartment made a successful takeoff, via Antares rocket, from the US NASA flight center on Wallops Island, off the coast of Virginia. Weighing about 1 kilogram each, the satellites should orbit at an altitude of 400 kilometers for six months.

LitSat-1 was developed at Kaunas University of Technology and LituanicaSat-1 at Vilnius University.

Estonia’s own nanosatellite, ESTCube-1, went into orbit last May.

Latvia could complete the treble soon, with its Venta-1 expected to be launched in the near future after having been postponed over four years.

 

Photos source: ktu.lt and vu.lt

 

Live streaming video by Ustream

The Baltic Review
The Newspaper from the Baltics - for the World ! NEW! Dear friends and subscribers, on our TELEGRAM channel "THE BALTIC REVIEW" you will always find the latest information, pictures and videos. Just click on the link THE BALTIC REVIEW TELEGRAM CHANNEL ( or the globe icon below) and register. This free messenger service can also be used easily on a PC or laptop without a smartphone. Please also use this communication possibility, evaluate the individual articles positively and we would be very pleased if you would use the commentary possibilities diligently.

Lithuania qualified to World Handball Championship playoffs

Previous article

Former Bayern Munich professional footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger announces he is gay — Interview

Next article

Comments

Comments are closed.

You may also like