Space Programme 2019: ISRO To Launch India's First Student-Made Satellite Tomorrow
In a bid to use the rocket as a platform for experiments in space, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is launching India's first student-made satellite.
The India’s space programme account will start on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  

"#ISROMissions  #PSLVC44 to launch #Kalamsat and #MicrosatR from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on January 24. Kalamsat is a student payload while Microsat-R is an imaging satellite," tweeted ISRO.




While the Microsat-R is an imaging satellite for DRDO, the Kamalsat is small communication satellite developed by students.  
 
About Kamalsat
Kamalsat, a nanosatellite, is a 10cm cube weighing 1.2 kg.
It is a communication satellite and has a life span of two months.
According to reports, Kalamsat will be the first to use the rocket's fourth stage as an orbital platform.
“The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology,” ISRO Chairman K Sivan, told media.

Highlights
ISRO is launching India's first student-made satellite.
The IIST is designing a satellite along with California Institute of Technology.
Kamalsat, a nanosatellite, is a 10cm cube weighing 1.2 kg.