India is constantly flagging successes in the world of space. On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has made history again. On Thursday, Kalamat and Microsat were released to the space in ISRO’s PSLV-C44 rocket from Sriharikota. These satellites will give benefit directly to Indian army and students. Microsat-R is Indian Military Satellite and Kalamsat is the lightest satellite developed by students of India.
On this achievement of ISRO, many people, including President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulated them on this achievement. The Prime Minister wrote that the launch of this satellite created by students is a matter of pride for India.
With this launch, India also becomes the first country to use the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform for micro-gravity experiments. @isro— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 25, 2019
According to ISRO, these launched satellites have successfully entered their orbit. In the first mission of ISRO in 2019, after 28 hours of countdown, PSLV-C44 flew at 11:37 Pm in Night.
The most important thing about this mission is that this satellite has been created by high school students and it has been launched for free. For the first time ISRO launched a satellite of an Indian private entity. This satellite created by the students has been named as ‘Kalmasat’ on the name of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. According to ISRO, this is the world’s lightest satellite so far. This satellite, weighing 1.26 kg, is also light on the wooden chair.
Significantly, in the space sector, 2019 is going to be important for India. ISRO has announced that it will launch 32 missions this year. These include 14 rockets, 17 satellites and a tech demo. In 2018, ISRO launched the 17 Vehicle Mission and 9 Spacecraft launches mission.
ISRO Chief K Sivan on successful launch of PSLVC44 mission, carrying Kalamsat, a satellite made by students: ISRO is open to all students of India. Bring to us your satellites and we will launch it for you. Let’s make India into a science-fairing nation.
ISRO Chief K Sivan on successful launch of #PSLVC44 mission, carrying Kalamsat, a satellite made by students: ISRO is open to all students of India. Bring to us your satellites and we will launch it for you. Let's make India into a science-fairing nation. pic.twitter.com/rO9ate1xm3— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2019