Japan Current Affairs - 2019
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Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 was launched into space from NASA’s Flight Facility on Virginia’s east shore.
- Raavana 1 weights around 1.05 kg and is 1000 cubic centimetres in size.
- The minimum lifespan of the satellite is around one and a half years and it is expected to be active for five years.
- Raavana 1 satellite was designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by two Sri Lankan research engineers.
- Raavana 1 satellite’s camera mission is to capture images of Sri Lanka and its neighbouring countries.
- The Raavana-1 is expected to orbit 400 kilometres away from the earth.
- The satellite will achieve an active attitude stabilization which ensures that the satellite’s attitude is stable under the influence of external talks.
The launch of Raavana-1 marks Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age.
The winners of the Singapore Open 2019 are listed below:
- Men’s Singles: Kento Momota (Japan)
- Women’s Singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan)
- Men’s Doubles: Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda (Japan)
- Women’s Doubles: Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
- Mixed Doubles: Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand)
The 2019 Singapore Open badminton tournament which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore had a total purse of $355,000.
Tags: Dechapol Puavaranukroh • Japan • Keigo Sonoda • Kento Momota • Mayu Matsumoto • Sapsiree Taerattanachai • Singapore Open • Singapore Open 2019 • Tai Tzu-ying • Taiwan • Takeshi Kamura • Thailand • Wakana Nagahara