The European Space Agency has successfully launched the first ever satellite to be built entirely by students. The micro-satellite was launched from Plesetsk in northern Russia, weighing just 52 kgs.

100 students from ten different universities across Europe took part in the 18-month project. The satellite has been named the Sseti Express, as it's the first mission for the Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative.

Graham Shirville, who worked on telecommunications side of the project, said: "It's the first European-built satellite that has been built largely by using the internet as communication between the teams."