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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Virtual Nation Asgardia Launched its First Satellite ‘Asgardia-1’ into Space


The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has launched its first satellite. This so-called ‘virtual nation’ is the pet project of Russian scientist and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli. In 2016, he proposed a new nation which would be based in space in order to be outside of the control of nations on Earth.

The Asgardia-1 satellite, which is about the size of a loaf of bread, and contains half a terabyte of data. It was launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a Cygnus spacecraft on an Orbital ATK Antares rocket.

News In-a-Line:
Space Kingdom of Asgardia- launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia- first satellite- Asgardia-1- pet project of Russian scientist and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli.

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Source- The Guardian

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