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A historical milestone for Finland and Kuva Space!

Publication date 26.10.2023 16.07
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After a thrilling journey spanning over 1.2 billion kilometers and nearly five years in operation, the first Finnish commercially built nanosatellite Reaktor Hello World bids farewell.

Hello World launched into space on 29 November 2018 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the island of Sriharikota on the southern coast of India. After almost five years of travel, it burned in the atmosphere on 22 October 2023. The success of this mission will encourage further work on the potential of new space technologies.

The satellite built in Otaniemi, Espoo, carried an infrared hyperspectral camera developed by VTT, which can be used to monitor, for example, the development of carbon sinks in the world, the fertilisation situation of fields, and map the composition of asteroids.

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