100 Satellites: 8 Students From Pune Participate In APJ Abdul Kalam Space Research Payload Cube Challenge

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Hinjewadi, February 12, 2021: Students who participated in the national level ‘Payload Cube’ challenge were felicitated by local administration authorities. 38 students participated from Maharashtra out of which eight were from Zilla Parishad school in Hinjewadi-Maan area.

The event was organised by APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF) by House of Kalam Rameswaram along with Space Zone India and The Martin Group to encourage the interest among students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

More than 800 students from standard 6th to 12th and engineering colleges across the nation, designed and launched 100 satellites. 38 students from various districts in Maharashtra had participated. Among those eight students were from Zilla Parishad school in Pune.

The students are Ganesh Nimmanwad, Gayatri Kumbhar, Chaitanya Shinde, Maruti Wankhede, Rakhi Rakanvat, Yogita Fad, Pradnya Halikar and Siddhesh Shinde.

“Before the main event, we conducted a series of online lectures and one-day hands-on workshops were organised.  These satellites will provide live data for studies based on agriculture (germination of seeds), ultraviolet radiation, natural composite materials, vibration, wind speed, global warming, ozone depletion, among others”, said Anand Megalingam, founder and CEO, Space Zone India.

The students participating in the event were guided by headmaster Atmaram Waghmare, teachers Ramdas Wavhale, Sunita Bodke and Priti Pandit. The students were felicitated by Mulshi Panchayat Samiti head Pandurang Ozarkar, Head of School management committee Pandit Gavhare, deputy head Pandurang Mahadik etc.