Brac University today received the nano-satellite Brac Onnesha, the first satellite made by any Bangladeshi university which will be launched into low earth orbit by March.
Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, vice chancellor of Brac University, received the satellite from Kyutech at a programme Japan’s Kitakyushu.
Onnesha – a 10 centimetre-edged cube-shaped satellite – designed, developed and assembled by three Brac students in Japan’s Kyutech, a press release issued in this regard said.
It is capable of completing one orbit 400 kilometres above the ground in 90 minutes and passing over Bangladesh four to six times every day, the press release reads.
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It will allow high quality photographs of land to analyse vegetation, urbanisation, flood, water resources, forestry and other natural resources from overhead.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood, Japan embassy’s First Secretary Toshiyuki Noguchi were among those present in the programme.