INDIA: Space Kidz India launched the Indian flag nearly 30 kilometres above the earth as part of the country’s 75th anniversary of independence celebrations. The flag was carried in a balloon and lifted to a height of 1,06,000 feet above the Earth’s surface.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, which included the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ slogan and the event, to commemorate the historic occasion.
Young scientists are being developed for India by Space Kidz India, a group that also educates kids about living in a borderless world. A satellite for the organisation was just launched into low Earth orbit. 750 female students from all around India created the AzadiSAT to commemorate the country’s 75th anniversary of independence.
The group succeeded in developing an ecosystem and a procedure for developing small satellites, even though the satellite was lost owing to orbital problems since the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) that sent it into space failed to place it into a circular orbit around the globe.
In a video message, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS), congratulated India on its 75th anniversary of independence and noted that for many years, international organisations have collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on numerous space and science missions. Messages from space have been flooding in as India celebrates its Independence Day.
Raja Chari, an Indian-American astronaut, also thanked India and said that NASA and ISRO have a long history of collaboration dating back to the early space age when NASA and ISRO collaborated on sounding rockets in India. “We are still working together on collaborative missions for Earth and space science today,” he added.