Lightest satellite first ever in the space!
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) known to the world as a champion in developing cheapest but high-quality satellites in their unique and innovative ways. Now one more title ISRO has got after placing world’s lightest satellite into space.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully placed Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits.
The PSLV-C44 lifted off at 23:37 (IST) on 24th January 2019 from the Sriharikota in its 46th flight.
The man behind the Indian space research is no more in this universe but his “wings of fire” still flying all around the space. His name very well known to global – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Kalamsat-V2 names after the former president and one of India’s greatest scientist late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. After successful launch of Kalamsat-V2, it seems vision of the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has transited into the Indian young generation.
Feature of this satellite is – it is just 1.26KG weight. At post-launch address, Chairman Dr K Sivan didn’t forget to mention that this is the lightest weight satellite ever successfully placed in the orbit and this is done by us – INDIA – he noted. The cost of this satellite is as usual very low around 12Lakh.
Most importantly, this satellite was designed and built by bunch of Indian students who worked with a private organization called Space Kidz India in Chennai. It took only 6 days to build this satellite by student though it was required complete 6 years of hard work and preparations.
NASA has already tried to launch a 64-gram earlier version of the Kalamsat nicknames “gulab jamun” in year 2017 but never succeeded but ISRO did it at its first go!
Dr K Sivan congratulated Kalamsat-V2 team for their perfection in making satellites.
“We must strive for science-oriented India. ISRO is open to all students across India. We want students to bring their satellites to us and we will launch them. Young scientists will shape the future of India.”
This message was very strong and effective from ISRO as it shown the results in the form the KalmsatV2 and I am sure it might hit positive vibes & attraction towards scientist in students mind.
If you are a student(individual) or group of students and have some idea or already implemented something/InProgress which will survive in the space and provides us valuable information, then here is the opportunity! ISRO is waiting for you!
Along with KalamsatV2 there was one more satellite placed into space named as – Microsat-R that will be used to take high resolution photos of Earth for defense research.
Prime Minister of India Congratulates to Indian scientist!