Lithuania in the News
9th March 2014
Lithuania Enters the Space Age with 2 Lithuanian Satellites in Orbit
Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė examining
Lithuanian satellites. Photo courtesy
The first Lithuanian satellite was originally to be launched in November last year. Its launch was delayed until January 2014, but the delay has had a bonus – now we have two Lithuanian satellites in space. The Lithuanian satellites “LitSat-1” and “LituanicaSat-1” were launched into space 9 January, 2014, from the US NASA flight centre in the Wallops Island.
Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft delivered the Lithuanian satellites to the Orbital Space Station on January 12, from which they were launched into independent orbit on February 28, 2014.
“LitSat-1” was developed by a team at Kaunas University of Technology, while “LituanicaSat-1” by a team at Vilnius University. The first words transmitted by “LitSat-1” in orbit were: “Lithuanians Love Freedom!”

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On this website – “First Lithuanian Satellite to be Launched”, News archive/ Lithuania in the News – 26th May, 2013