Nano-Satellite "BRAC Onnesha" deployed in orbit from ISS ( International Space Station) on July 7, 2017 at 3:10 PM Bangladesh time. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) also released 4 Nano-Satellites TOKI, GhanaSat-1, Mazaalai, Nigeria Edusat 1 From ISS along with "BRAC Onnesha"
“BRAC Onnesha”, a cube measuring 10cm along its edge and weighing around one kilogram, was taken to ISS on SpaceX’s FALCON 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the USA on 4 June 2017.
It is capable of completing one orbit 400 kilometres above the ground in 90 minutes and passing over Bangladesh four to six times every day.
It will allow high quality photographs of land to analyse vegetation, urbanisation, flood, water resources, forestry and other natural resources from overhead – most of which will be used for research purposes.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Chairperson, BRAC, and Chairperson, Board of Trustees, BRACU inaugurated the first satellite ground station on 25 May 2017 in Bangladesh on the roof of Building #4 built by university students to communicate with “BRAC Onnesha”.