Virtual Nation Asgardia Launched its First Satellite Asgardia-1 into Space

Posted on:15 Nov 2017 14:18:16
Virtual Nation Asgardia Launched its First Satellite Asgardia-1 into Space
15 November 2017 Current Affairs: The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has launched its first satellite.

This so-called ‘virtual nation’ is the pet project of Russian scientist and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli.

In 2016, he proposed a new nation which would be based in space in order to be outside of the control of nations on Earth.

The Asgardia-1 satellite, which is about the size of a loaf of bread, and contains half a terabyte of data.

It was launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a Cygnus spacecraft on an Orbital ATK Antares rocket.

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