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Ireland successfully launches its first satellite into space

Dec 2023 | No Comment

EIRSAT-1, a student-built satellite from University College Dublin, has been successfully launched into space, officially becoming Ireland’s first-ever satellite.

The miniature cube satellite, or cubesat, designed, built, and tested at UCD under guidance of the European Space Agency (ESA), took flight at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California aboard a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket Friday evening (IST), 1st December.

It was successfully deployed around 8pm IST when it was confirmed that EIRSAT-1 was correctly injected into low Earth orbit.

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