ISRO To Launch KalamSAT India's First Student Made Satellite Today

By Xappie Desk, January 24, 2019 12:28 IST

ISRO To Launch KalamSAT India's First Student Made Satellite Today

The launch of Microsat-R, an imaging satellite for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and Kalam SAT, a small communication satellite developed by students and Space Kidz India. These satellites will be carried by a new variant of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C44) rocket.
 
Details about Kalam Sat created by students:
 
It is a Femo Satellite and is named after former Indian President A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
 
It is built by an Indian High school student team, led by Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti.
 
The weight of the probe is just 64 grams and it is fitted in a 3.8 centimeters cube.
 
The probe is composed of 3-D printing technology at a cost of Rs.12 lakh
 
The expected time span of the mission (post flight) is 4Hours.
 
The satellite launch will take place 90 km off Chennai -- from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.



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