One hundred and fifty school students were given the rare opportunity to learn about satellite technology through hands-on experience with an initiative by Dr. Abdul Kalam, International Foundation, The House of Kalam, Rameswaram along with Space Zone India and Martin Group created on January21, 2021 at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Arasur.
The workshop aimed to engage young in the fascinating world of space technology.
It also aims to impart knowledge and skills to develop students from class IX to XII across the nation to work on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and enable them to use their knowledge and skills for the design and development of 100 Femto Satellites to be launched through a single high-altitude scientific balloon.
A world record attempt is all set to be made along with the participation of 1000 school students forming 100 teams as part of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Space Research Payload Cubes Challenge 2021.
To make the event more collaborative as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative , the Martin Group funded more than 500 Government School Students all over India.
The launch is set to take place on February 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Rameswaram.
The event would be monitored by Guinness World Record, World Book of Record, India Book of Record and Asia Book of Record. Dr. M. Akila,Convenor and Principal/ KPRIET , Dr.Anand Megalingam, MS (by Research)Founder and CEO, Space Zone India , Dr. N. Kumar Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural UniversityRtn. AKS.Dr.Leema Rose Martin, Managing trustee – Martin charitable trust.Dr. A. M. Natarajan Chief Executive, KPRIET, Mr. D. Gokul, Project Manager, SSLV Scientist, ISRO, Advisor, Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam International Foundation, Rameswaram, Mr. Chun Chun Kumar, Technical Officer, Space Zone India, Mr. S. Mohammed Ijaz, Grand Nephew of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Core Committee Member – AKIF by House of Kalam, Rameswaram attended the event.