ISRO launches India’s first student-made satellite in its first space program for 2019
ISRO started India’s space program account on January 24, 2019, with the launch of Microsat-R, an imaging satellite for DRDO, and Kamalsat, a small communication satellite developed by students and Space Kidz India. The satellites will be carried by a new variant of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket.
Details about Kamalsat created by students
● Kalamsat-V2 was a communication satellite with a life span of two months
● The nanosatellite was a 10cm cube weighing 1.2 kg
● The student-made satellite cost was about Rs 12 lakh
● Kalamata was the first to use the rocket’s fourth stage as an orbital platform. The fourth stage was moved to a higher circular orbit polish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments
● It was named after former Indian president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and was built by an Indian high school student team, led by Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti
● The satellite made by students is the world’s lightest and first-ever 3D-printed satellite
Srimathy Kesan, Founder CEO of Space Kidz India, told IANS that her dream of putting a satellite built by students will become a reality tomorrow night with the launch of Kalamata. According to her, it was the first satellite of Space Kidz India to be in a proper orbit as its earlier satellites were suborbital ones. Space Kidz India was working towards promoting art, science, and culture for students of India, and to create an international platform for them.
“Space Kidz India”, is an organization creating “Young scientists” for the “Country”. They are the 1st organization in the World to which launched Satellites through high school and college students. Also Ambassadors to the “NASA”, “ESA” and “GCTC Russia” Space Camps, Pioneers in organizing International workshops.
They represent the Country at the “London Olympics, 2012”, Children performed Indian Traditional Dance and Music. Extended opportunity to perform at the Royal Hall, South Bank, one of the Most Prestigious auditorium for any artist to perform in London.
The “Young Scientist Program” was designed to promote science awareness to high school students’, to increase their understanding of science, and to attract them into scientific careers.
Only Organization to Launch
12 Balloon Satellites.
2 Sub-Orbital Satellites.
1 Orbital Satellite.