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ISRO successfully launched the ‘Kalamsat’ satellite created by Indian students

ISRO successfully launched the ‘Kalamsat’ satellite created by Indian students

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has begun its countdown to its first launch of the year, PSLV-C44 Kalamsat and Microsat-R, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, on Thursday at 11:37 PM.

This satellite was jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and the California Institute of Technology. “Kalamsat” has been named after the former President of India and the scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Satellite “Kalamsat” has been prepared in less than a week by the Chennai Space Group’s Space Kids. This satellite weighing 1.26 kg is lighter than the wooden chair. This satellite will be used for wireless communication. The cost of construction of the Satellite has been Rs. 12 lakhs. This is the first satellite of the private institute that ISRO has launched for free.  Another satellite set up in the classroom is Microsat-R, a Defense Satellite. It has been prepared for DRDO. The weight of this satellite is around 740 kilograms. These satellites are capable of taking pictures of Earth.

ISRO Chairman Dr. K. Sivan announced the successful completion of this mission late after the launch. He called Kalam-Set students ‘Space-Kid’ and congratulated them for this. He said, “ISRO is the property of Indians, it is requesting all students from India to come to us with new inventions of their science. We will launch their satellites and we want them to take the country forward in the direction of science.”

Dr. K. Sivan said, “Many new technologies have been used in this mission. For the first time, the payload capacity of PSLV-C44 has been increased.” Just two days before the Republic Day of India, its launch is a big success and a gift for the country.

Project Director R Hutton said, “This is another successful mission of PSLV C44. It is the 46th launch of this launch vector and so far it has been 44th successes, which is a big success in itself.” He said, “We have added a number of new vocations in the PSLV Viacol family, which include PSLV-DL.” He said that we have been informed that the solar panel of Microsat-R has now been opened and is ready to work.

R Hutton said, “This is my last job as a director of the project. I can say that here I was born and I grew up here.””ISRO Chairman has now given me the responsibility of working on a simple task – to send the person to space. I hope that within the due time we will be successful in this work too.”


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch a military communication satellite GSAT-7A into the space today at 4:10 pm from Sriharikota. The launcher vehicle of GSAT-7A is GSLV-F11.

The communication satellite has a whole lot of facilities which would add wings to Indian Air Force. It will connect all IAF assets like planes, drones, ground stations, and airborne early warning control platforms by creating a centralized network.

GSLV-F11 will inject GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). It takes few days after detaching from the launcher to be placed in its final Geostationary Orbit (GEO), ISRO said.

Watch: This is how ISRO celebrates Independence Day

India’s premier space research body, Indian Space Research and Organisation (ISRO) has given many reasons to hold our head high with proud – from a number of successful missions and launches and getting applaud from all over the world. And to keep things flowing, a group of ISRO scientists try their hands in singing and making songs. Under the banner of space engineers association, the ‘Rock@Band’ released a patriotic music video ahead of the 71st Independence day celebrations.

The song, which is sung in many of the various Indian regional languages, including Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Hindi, comes with an important message that highlights our motto of ‘unity in diversity.’ Asking “riots” to “move away”, “weapons” to “move aside” and everyone to move forward to build a “new nation”, the song is a great addition to the slew of harmonious Independence Day anthems doing the rounds on social media this year.
The 6-minute-plus video – titled ‘I am an Indian’ – features 20-odd scientists in picturesque locations, and has been composed by aerospace engineer Shiju G Thomas. The lyrics talk about annihilating any forces that threaten to divide Indians — from caste to religion.