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Student-made Kalamsat will be lightest satellite to pun in orbit

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.