Third Slovenian satellite launched in space

Kourou/Maribor – Trisat-R, a nanosatellite developed at Slovenia’s University of Maribor, was launched in space just after 3pm in French Guiana. It was carried into space aboard Vega-C, a new European launch vehicle, as the third Slovenian satellite to date. Stakeholders watched the launch at an event the university organised in Maribor. Trisat-R’s main purpose are ionising radiation measurements in the medium Earth orbit to model the magnetospheric environment and better understand space weather. The satellite, which weighs just under 5 kilograms, will fly ten times deeper into space than…

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