INDIA: The APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission 2023 was launched on Sunday in Tamil Nadu by the Martin Foundation in partnership with the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India.
Tamilisai Soundararajan, the governor of Telangana, attended the occasion. Martin Foundation, a non-profit organisation provided 85% of the project’s financial support.
Soundararajan tweeted, “Attending India’s First Hybrid Rocket Launch Dr. APJ.Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission -2023 at TTDC Ground, Devanaru Village,mahabalipuram.”
According to an official release, this programme has given more than 5000 kids, ranging in age from sixth to twelfth grade, the opportunity to design and create 150 PICO satellites, which were launched via rocket.
According to the statement, it has given a few pupils a chance to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
The chosen students have received virtual instruction in satellite technology, followed by practical experiences that will allow them to better understand the project’s subject. Also, the many advantages this industry offers have been made known to them.
The effort to build a rocket involved 2000 students overall from more than 100 government schools. The statement claimed that this would be an excellent opportunity for government school students to learn about space sciences and consider a future in that field.
Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15th, 1931and graduated from the Madras Institute of Technology with a speciality in aeronautical engineering in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
As project director, Dr Kalam contributed substantially to the development of India’s first domestic satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-III, which successfully put the Rohini satellite into orbit in July 1980 and made India an exclusive member of the Space Club.
He managed to create the PSLV version and the entire ISRO launch vehicle programme.
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