Ireland’s first satellite was launched into orbit on Friday evening and a Roscommon man was part of the team behind the project. Designed and built by a student-led team at UCD, EIRSAT-1, is carrying three experiments into space and reporting data back to a command centre on the Irish campus. Gabriel Finneran from the Roscommon side of Athlone is a member of the UCD team that made history on Friday when the EIRSAT-1 satellite was launched by rocket into space. Gabriel is a member of the UCD EIRSAT-1 operations team. Our team in UCD is the first in the country to design and build a satellite launched into orbit and then operated from Ireland.
Source: The Herald December 02, 2023 09:47 UTC