Addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, set forth India’s ambitious mission of launching 75 satellites into space, all built by students at Indian universities, on the occasion of the nation’s 75th Independence Day, which is August 15 in the upcoming year.
The ‘75 satellites’ mission to launch student satellites into space was initiated by the Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and other tech-space organizations.
According to the official website, the objective is to develop 75 student smallsats by 2022 in order to improve the communication efficiency. The initiative was inspired by the prime minister’s ‘Gaganyaan Space mission 2022..
Expressing his views on the importance of a science-based approach for learning, PM Modi said, “Regressive thinking and extremism is increasingly threatening the world. In these circumstances, the entire world will have to make science-based rational and progressive thinking the basis of their development programs.”
Information is courtesy of Hindustan Times