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