Mazaalai: Mongolia’s first university satellite

  • Mazaalai is the first university satellite of Mongolia named after the Mongolian endangered Gobi bear – Mazaalai.
  • It was sent off into space in the United States recently.
  • The satellite accompanied the “SpaceX Falcon 9” rocket.
  • The project under which the satellite was launched is supported by UNESCO and Japan.
  • The satellite has been designed by students.
  • A satellite is advantageous for the nation in many ways such as bringing the ability to conduct independent space studies, capture the geographic picture of a country, develop more accurate maps, and better prevent natural disasters.

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