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Ireland’s first satellite to launch early next year

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The Irish Government has now signed an agreement to facilitate the launch of the EIRSAT-1 satellite, which was developed by a team at UCD.

Ireland’s first satellite has reached a “huge milestone” on its journey into space.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English, TD, today (17 October) signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to facilitate the launch of the EIRSAT-1 satellite.

The news is the latest development in what is to be Ireland’s first space mission. It will see EIRSAT-1 launch from the ESA’s base in French Guiana early next year for a four-year mission.

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