The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched the PSLV C 44 carrying Kalam sat and imaging satellite Microsat R. The rocket precisely injected the Microsat R in its designated orbit. The satellite was launched from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Kalamsat is a ten cm cube weighing one-kilogram communication satellite with a life span of two months. With this launch, India becomes the first country to use the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform for microgravity experiments.
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- ISRO Director: K. Sivan, Headquarters: Bengaluru, Established in: 1969.