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Norway’s first satellite launched

28.10.2005


The first Norwegian-built satellite was launched yesterday from a Russian space base




The Norwegian satelite, called NCBUE-2 measures 10x10x10 centimeters and weighs one kilo.

A group of 80 students have built the satellite, which contains 1000 components, including a miniature computer, antennae, steering systems, solar panels and batteries.


The Agricultural University of Norway is primarily responsible for deciding which tasks the satellite is to carry out. The satellite will monitor naval traffic and follow the movements of a pair of reindeer on the Hardanger plateau in Norway

Marianne Vinje Tantillo | alfa
Further information:
http://www.spacecentre.no
http://www.ncube.no/news

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