It was launched with 30 other payloads from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota Island on India’s east coast.
The satellite hosts digital cameras and a ship tracking instrument.
A few hours after its launch scientists at the Tartu Observatory reported receiving a signal from the satellite.
Spaceflight Now reports that a Lithuanian satellite, LituanicaSAT 2 was also on the payload.
Venta-1 was developed by Ventspils University together with Ventspils High Technology Park and the Bremen University of Applied Sciences.
The launch of Latvia's Venta-1. Venta-1 is *not* a nanosatellite. It's an imprint in space of Latvia's long journey to be in space. https://t.co/egc8cjDOIg— Amara Graps (@amaragraps) June 25, 2017