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Kalamsat V2/PSLV



Developed by a Chennai-based organization named Space Kidz India, the Kalamsat payload uses commercial off-the-shelf computer and communications systems and will broadcast data to Earth from the PSLV upper stage. A precursor experiment from Space Kidz India launched on a NASA-sponsored suborbital sounding rocket flight to space from Wallops Island, Virginia, in 2017.

Thursday’s mission was also the first to use a new configuration of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with two strap-on boosters. Previous PSLV flights used no boosters or flew with six motors to provide extra thrust at liftoff.

Alternate Names

  • KalamsatV2/PSLV
  • 43948

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-01-24
Launch Vehicle: Unknown
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 740 kg

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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