APJ Abdul Kalam Mission 2023: Satellites made by children launched today


A total of 150 satellites made by school students from different states were launched on a rocket as part of APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission 2023 on Sunday.

Telangana Governor Tamilsai Soundararajan launched the event from Pattipolam village in Tamil Nadu’s Chengalpattu district.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation organised the rocket launch along with the Kalpakam Atomic Research Centre in association with Martin Foundation and Space Zone of India Pvt Ltd, news agency ANI reported.

Through this initiative, more than 5,000 students from different parts of the country were enabled to design and develop 150 PICO satellites. A total of 2,000 students from more than 100 government schools are a part of this rocket project.

The selected students were taught about satellite technology through virtual classes, which were followed by hands-on sessions to help them explore the project domain. They were also made aware of the numerous benefits available in this sector, a statement read.

This will be a good platform for government school students to get trained in space sciences and provide them with a platform to explore a career in that domain, it added.