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Finland to launch first satellite

Aalto University in Helsinki has signed an agreement to launch the first Finnish satellite into space.

The Aalto-1 nanosatellite was built through a student project in collaboration with other Finnish universities and research institutes. The project started in 2010 and involved more than 80 students.

Aalto signed the agreement in March with the Dutch company Innovative Solutions in Space, which manages the launch sites for the US company SpaceX, Aalto said in a statement on 9 April.

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