The Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India launched the APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023 from the Pattipolam village of Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was also present at the event.
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More About This Launch:
As per an official statement, more than 5000 students from Grade 6th to 12th, from various parts of the country, have been enabled to design and develop 150 PICO satellites, to be launched through the rocket, in this initiative.
Significance of This Launch:
It has provided an opportunity for selected students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the statement said. 85 per cent of the funding for the project was done by Martin Foundation.
The selected students have been taught about satellite technology through virtual classes, followed by hands-on sessions to help them explore the project domain. They have also been made aware of the numerous benefits available in this sector.
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