Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) triumphant launch of Microsat-R and Kalamsat has set a new benchmark among the renowned space agencies in the world. The first lift-off of ISRO in 2019 throttled up the celebrations at the control center of the launch pad.
The Microsat-R, with no detail disclosed, is now going to enhance the National Security measures while the Student Satellite ‘Kalamsat’ exploring the world, beyond. The 44-meter tall, four-staged alternate fueled PSLV-C44 glid into the clear sky regally and precisely after 13 minutes and 26 seconds, the 740-kg Microsat-R satellites into sun-synchronous orbit. The success in an experiment to satellite Kalamsat, costing around Rs 12 lakh, using PS4 as the base platform and that took about 90 minutes, is a bewilderment to NASA who once failed to satellite the previous version of Kalamsat into space.
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan and AS Kiran Kumar, former Isro chairmen were there to behold the history created. The control center was cheered with applauds after every announcement of Range Operation Director. Wrapping up on final details and announcements by Isro Chief, Dr. K Sivan, he addressed the young brains behind the lightest satellite the nation launched and ensured that, “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.” The efforts of ISRO Scientists and Space Kidz India were praised by PM Narendra Modi. Moreover, with the mark of the new era of Indian Space Agency, Dr. K Sivan has also announced a makeshift launch of Chandrayan-2 between 25th March and April-end 2019.