On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Scientists of our country during his radio show Mann Ki Baat. PM Modi during the program said that several young scientists from our country power our new space programme.
PM Modi while addressing the first Mann Ki Baat of 2019 expressed the pride regarding the space programme and also shared that India has made a world record for launching 104 satellites simultaneously from the same spacecraft.
Modi in one of the statements during his radio programme said: “We must take pride in the fact that the satellites developed by our students are reaching the space today. On 24 January Kalam SAT, created by our students, was launched,” he added.
Besides this, the Prime Minister also affirmed that the country is going to launch Chandrayaan-2 and India will soon make its presence on the moon through the Chandrayaan-2 campaign, Modi said.
There have been reports that India has successfully launched its 46th flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44). The vehicle is said to be carrying Kalam SAT, which is a satellite used for communication and has been developed by students and India’s military satellite Microsat-R from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
PSLV-C44 is a four-stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages. Sources say that the launch of the satellite is unique and the reason behind this is the PSLV-C44 fourth stage was re-used automatically to launch Kalamsat payload and Microsat-R satellite into space from the First Launch Pad (FLP).
The PSLV with two strap-on configuration was identified for this mission, and the configuration is designated as PSLV-DL.