Vietnam has made another step towards exploring the galaxy as a satellite made by Vietnamese engineers was successfully launched into orbit on the morning of Jan. 18.


The launch of the Micro Dragon satellite took place at 7:50am (Hà Nội time) at Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Micro Dragon was developed by 36 Vietnamese engineers from the National Space Centre with the help of Japanese experts. The engineers were sent to study space technology at five top universities in Japan between 2013 and 2017.

It is tasked with observing coastal areas to assess water quality, locate fishery resources and monitor changes in coastal waters to serve Việt Nam’s aquaculture industry.-VNA