The launch had previously been scheduled for this week, but it was delayed until January due to repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA.
The first Lithuania's space mission will be a historical event for Lithuania, marking the country's space ambitions and designing its space history.
Lituanica SAT-1 satellite project has been developed by the University of Vilnius and a public agency, Innovative Engineering Projects, in cooperation with Nanoracks, a private company from the USA.
Developers of LitSat-1 project are the Kaunas University of Technology and the Lithuanian Space Federation.
The goal of LitSat-1 satellite is to create a Lithuanian platform to develop domestically-designed satellites which would conduct experiments. After ensuring all components operated smoothly after the first flights, the scientists will test a Lithuanian-developed piezoelectric guidance system.
Both satellites are expected to stay in orbit for more than six months.
The launch of LitSat-1 is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of of Darius and Girenas heroic flight across Atlantic.
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