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Top facts you need to know about Kalamsat: The smallest satellite


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its 46th flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) and put into space Microsat-R, an imaging satellite and student-made Kalamsat, a communication satellite named after former President Abdul Kalam, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

KalamSat: What prompted the name?

Rifath Sharook chose to name his creation KalamSat after former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who was also a scientist and greatly supported scientific pursuits. However, this is not young Sharook's first invention. The young scientist, as part of the Chennai-based group Space Kidz India, which promotes science among children, had also built a helium weather balloon for a country-wide competition.

Top facts you need to know about Kalamsat: The smallest satellite

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