Highlights:

  • SDSat is a small satellite built by Indian students that will accompany the Indian Space Research Organization’s PSLV C51 rocket for February 28 launch.
  • SDS or Satish Dhawan Satellite is an experimental satellite built by students of Chennai-based SpaceKidz India.
  • Along with technological efficiency, the satellite will carry 25,000 names of common people and Bhagavad Gita to space.
  • The satellite will check the capabilities of long-range technology in space.

The SDSat or Satish Dhawan Satellite built by students of Chennai-based SpaceKidz India will accompany Space Research Organization’s PSLV C51 rocket for its launch on February 28. Dr. Srimathy Kesan, Founder and CEO of SpaceKidz India, noted the satellite as their ambitious project since it will impart the ideologies of Bhagavad Gita in space with the help of flash drives. She also noted that the ideologies of Gita which preaches the importance of work and not the result are a universal philosophy.

SDSat is a miniature satellite that is designed indigenously that has the capacity to develop long-range technology in space. It has the potential to help futuristic machine to machine communication. The idea of including names of common people was taken up to create curiosity and generate the feeling of interest in maximum people about space science. At present, the SDSat is integrated into the payload bay of the PSLV rocket. The rocket is being prepared for its launch on February 28 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

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