‘Ravana 1’ to be deployed into orbit today

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Ravana 1’ will be released to orbit today (17), Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) said.

The satellite will be deployed to orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) using the Japanese owned Kibo experiment module at 3.30 pm (Sri Lanka time) today.  

‘Ravana 1’ which falls into the category of Nanosatellites was designed by two Sri Lankans, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika in Japan.