The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch student made lightest satellite in the orbit from its Sriharikota space center. Weighing only 1.26kg, the Kalamsat-V2 has been made by students belonging to a space education firm. It is equipped to serve as a communications satellite for ham radio transmission, a form of wireless communication used by amateurs for non-commercial activities.
Kalamsat-V2 was made by students belonging to Space Kidz India, a Chennai-based space education firm. So far nine satellites made by Indian students have found a place on space rockets. The satellite is being launched by Isro’s reliable Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) – a four-stage rocket.