ISRO Young Scientist Programme: Kids Will Learn How to Build Small Satellites
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The observation of stars, planets and cosmic wonders are very impressive. Students at a very young age start gazing at the sky with many questions in their bright minds. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made some exciting announcements for the future generations of our country. Getting inspired by the American space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kids’ Club, ISRO has decided to select over 100 students from across India and give them practical experience of how satellites are built under the new “Young Scientist Programme.” The chairman of the organisation, Kailasavadivoo Sivan reported that ISRO would launch a bunch of programs aimed to teach among young students various scientific knowledge. ISRO Successfully Launches India’s Heaviest and Most Powerful Satellite GSAT-11 From French Guiana; All You Need to Know. 

ISRO will start the ‘Samvaad with Chairman’ too among other programmes to involve kids and increase their knowledge of science. However, the most promising program is the Young Scientists Program. Mostly class 8 passed out students will be shortlisted for the one-month programme, three students from each of 29 States and 7 Union Territories. ISRO Scientist, Engineer Recruitment 2019: Know Eligibility Criteria, Job Vacancy Details & How to Apply Online. 

ISRO Young Scientist Programme

Addressing the media, the ISRO chairman further said that the organisation will cover all the costs under the program and even requested the state governments and education departments to help the initiative run successfully. Besides, ISRO announced six incubation and research centres across the country to guide various young talents develop their satellites which would be bought by ISRO, once established. Kumbh Mela 2019 Pictures From Space: ISRO Releases Pictures of Prayagraj Taken Through Satellite Cartosat2. 

As per The Indian Express, the chairman further said that for 2019, ISRO planned 32 missions, out of which 14 launch vehicle mission, 17 spacecraft mission and one demonstration mission. Not just for students, the ISRO has planned to conduct special programmes like Gaganyaan Outreach Programme, Planned missions, Vikram Sarabhai Centenary celebrations.