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# Eirsat-1

1st December 2023
Ireland's first satellite, built and designed by UCD students, has been launched into orbit
The historic launch took place in California shortly before 7pm Irish time.
Last year
European Space Agency to launch Ireland's first satellite early next year
It will orbit 520km above Earth’s surface in what is known as low Earth orbit.
All time
The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year
UCD’s EIRSAT-1 is undergoing extensive testing ahead of a 2022 launch to low-Earth orbit.
Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)
Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.