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India launches world's lightest satellite

25.01.2019 90 просмотров

It is called Kalamsat-V2 and weighs just over a kilogram.


The spacecraft was assembled by Indian students in just a week. About $2,000 was spent on the project. For the country, this satellite was the first to be sent into orbit in the new year.

India tested a missile
surface-to-air
 
740-kilogram Indian military apparatus Microsat-R. It is designed for high-precision photography of objects on Earth.

Students and schoolchildren from the state of Tamil Nadu created the first version of Kalamsat the year before last. It weighed only 64 grams, but unlike Kalamsat-V2, it never reached orbit.

Due to its small size, the satellite was given the playful name "gulab jamun" - a traditional Indian sweet, which is a fried milk ball in syrup. Both satellites are named after Dr. Abdul Kalam. He led the work on the creation of the first Indian launch vehicles.

The achievement of Indian students was highly appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The politician congratulated all the participants on the successful launch.

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