Chennai: A copy of holy book Bhagavad Gita and a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been sent to space in the form of an SD card via nanosatellite that ISRO’s PSLV-C51 carried on Sunday along with Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and other satellites. Name and photo of Prime Minister appear on the top panel.
Furthermore, names of 25,000 individuals are also etched on the panels including – ISRO chairman K Sivan and scientific secretary R Umamaheshwaran -are etched on the bottom panel of the Satish Dhawan SAT (SDSAT) built by Space Kidz India, an organisation working towards promoting space science among students.
SDSAT is carrying three scientific payloads- to study space radiation, study magnetosphere and to demonstrate a low-power wide-area communication network.
It is to be mentioned that PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission was ISRO’s first launch of 2021. It carried a total of 19 satellites to space.