ISRO Launched The World’s Lightest Satellite Made By Indian Students That Too Free Of Cost

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India is moving towards a better future day by day with the new inventions and discoveries. Yesterday on 24th January, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the World’s lightest satellite – Kalamsat which is made by Indian students. Interestingly, ISRO didn’t even charge a single penny for the launch by the students. This is indeed a proud moment for the nation and that’s why it took off free of cost.

The incredible launch took place around 11:40 PM from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.

This lightest satellite is designed and built by the students who work with an organization called ‘Space Kidz India’ in Chennai.

With the launch of Kalamsat, India becomes the first country to utilize the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform.

After the launch, ISRO update the current situation on their Twitter official and wrote, 🇮🇳 Mission Accomplished! 🇮🇳
Thank You for your support!#PSLVC44 #MicrosatR#KalamsatV2″.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the ISRO and said, “Heartiest congratulations to our space scientists for yet another successful launch of PSLV. This launch has put in orbit Kalamsat, built by India’s talented students.”

And also announced another feat conquered by India.

The weight of this satellite is just 1.26 kg, lighter than a wooden chair. It is built within six days and took an estimate of Rs 12 Lacs. The hard work of students who took 6 years of study to build this satellite finally pay the reward. The whole nation is proud of them.

Going by the name, this satellite is a tribute to former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and is named after him. The project is head by Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti.

Earlier in 2017, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched the 64-gram version of Kalamsat nicknamed as ‘gulab jamun’ but it never reached the orbit.

Published by Soniya Kaur on 25 Jan 2019

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