Praising the private sector’s remarkable achievement in launching the ‘Vikram S’ satellite, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is now recognized for its low-cost international space standard technology. While addressing the 95th edition of his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister spoke about the recently launched satellite ‘Vikram S’ and said that with the launch of ‘Prarambh’ the country is witnessing a new history being made in the space sector. .
“On November 18, the entire country witnessed the creation of a new history in the space sector. On this day, India launched its first rocket into space, designed and prepared by the Indian private sector. The name of this rocket is – ‘Vikram S’,” he said PM Modi. He further said that the Vikram S missile is equipped with many features and some key parts of this missile are made by 3D printing.
“The Vikram S rocket is equipped with many features. It is lighter and cheaper compared to others. The cost of development is significantly lower than other countries. India is now recognized for its low-cost international space standard technology. Another more modern technology has been used in making this rockets. You will be surprised to know that some essential parts of this rocket were 3D printed,” he said. He also said that the name ‘Prarambh’ aptly suits the launch of the ‘Vikram-S’ mission as it is the beginning of private sector participation in the space sector and creation of new opportunities for the youth.
“This is the beginning of a new era full of self-reliance for the country. You can imagine that children who used to make paper airplanes and use them with their hands now have the opportunity to make airplanes in India itself. What a great opportunity has come for India, for every An Indian! It becomes all the more special because India received this responsibility during Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal,” he said. Vikram-S, India’s first privately developed rocket, successfully lifted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on November 18.
The ‘Prarambh’ mission and the Vikram-S rocket were developed by Hyderabad-based start-up Skyroot Aerospace with support from ISRO and IN-SPACe (India’s National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre). The rocket carries the cargo of two Indian and one international party into space. ‘Vikram-S’ is named after Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of India’s space programme.
Speaking about the launch of the India-Bhutan SAT, the Prime Minister said that India is also sharing its success in the space sector with its neighboring countries. Earlier on Saturday, PSLV C54 carried the India-Bhutan SAT, along with India’s Earth observation satellite -06 and other satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
“India is also sharing its success in the space sector with its neighboring countries. Just yesterday, India launched a satellite jointly developed by India and Bhutan. This satellite will send very high resolution images, which will help Bhutan manage its natural resources. The launch of this of the satellite is a reflection of the strong Indo-Bhutan relations,” he said. He also hailed the youth who are working hard in the field of innovation and value creation and stated that “the sky is not the limit for the youth of India.”
“In the last few episodes of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, we have discussed a lot about space, technology and innovation. There are two specific reasons for this: the first is that our youth is doing a wonderful job in this field. They are thinking big and achieving big. Now they will not satisfied with small achievements. Secondly, they are also encouraging their other young colleagues and start-ups on this exciting journey of innovation and value creation,” he added. Talking about technology-related innovations, he mentioned drones and said that India is also rapidly advances in the field of drones.Mr
Giving an example of how apples are being transported by drones in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, he said, “A few days ago we saw how apples are being transported by drones in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is a remote district of Himachal and it gets heavy snowfall here in the season. With so much due to snowfall, the connectivity of Kinnaur with the rest of the state becomes very difficult for weeks. In such conditions, transporting apples from there is equally difficult. Now with the help of drone technology, delicious Kinnauri apples from Himachal will start reaching people faster. This will reduce the expenditure of our farmer brothers and sisters – the apples will reach the market on time, there will be fewer discarded apples.” He said that with their innovations, the people of the country are making things possible that they could not even imagine before.
“Who wouldn’t be happy about that? Our country has come a long way in recent years. I fully believe that Indians and especially our young generation will not stop now,” he added. (IS NOT IT)
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