Satellite F 1 manufactured by Vietnam’s FPT technology university will be launched into orbit from a launch pad in Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre in late July.
An HII-B rocket of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will bring the Made-in-Vietnam satellite, the first of its kind, into orbit on July 21, said Vu Trong Thu, head of the university’s Space Research Division (FSpace).
F-1, designed and manufactured in 2008, measures 10x10x10cm and weighs 1 kilogram. It can snap 640×480 pictures and send to earth at a speed of 1,200b/s.
Engineers and experts are examining the safety of the satellite before transporting it to Japan later this month.
F-1 is said to support the monitoring of maritime transport and forest fire prevention.
The first satellite made in Vietnam was not put into orbit from the International Space Station on Thursday night as planned because a spaceship has not been detached from the station yet. F1, the satellite made by the Hanoi-based telecom firm FPT, was supposed to be placed in orbit by a robotic hand controlled by Japanese spaceman Akihiko Hoshide. Dinh Quoc Tri, from the satellite-making team at the FPT university, said the spaceship of the European Space Agency needs to leave ISS for F1 and other satellites to go into space, news website VnExpress reported. "NASA will inform us of…... [read more]
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