The world’s lightest satellite ‘PSLV-C44’, made by Indian students, was successfully placed in orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday night.
TRS Working President KT Rama Rao congratulated the ISRO team on social media platform Twitter. “My compliments to team ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C44, which put Kalamsat – a student-built satellite and Microsat-R into the orbit,” he tweeted.
PSLV-C44 has placed Kalamsat, a student-built satellite, and Microsat-R, an imaging satellite into the orbit.
The launch was the 46th flight of the PSLV which lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 11.37 pm on Thursday.
The satellite, designed and built by students who work with a private organization called “Space Kidz India” in Chennai, weighs 1.26 kg.
After the successful launch of the mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said, “The 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.”