Polish student-built satellite PW-Sat 2 took its first picture of Earth from space making it a first Polish space photo in 40 years.
A Falcon 9 rocket, built by the company SpaceX took off from Vandenberg base in the US, as the part of an SSO-A mission. Onboard was the PW-Sat2...see more
The satellite took the photograph on Wednesday, December 5, students report.
This is a landmark moment as it constitutes the first Polish satellite photo in history.
The first ever Polish space photo was taken by a hand-held camera, 40 years ago. In 1978, Polish astronaut Mirosław Hermaszewski photographed the Earth from orbit aboard the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. He remains the only Polish national in space.
The PW-Sat2 satellite was constructed by the students of Warsaw University of Technology. On December 3, it was launched into space aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, built by the company SpaceX.
First Polish satellite photo from space taken by @PWSat2 on Dec 5th ��� We're thrilled to share it with you! Thank you all #hamradio @SatNOGS @FutureProcessin @softwaremill @esa @SpaceflightInc @ISILaunch @smallsats @PW_edu see more on https://t.co/AG5E4rXBD0 pic.twitter.com/R7P9AOQBRa— PW-Sat2 (@PWSat2) December 7, 2018