Jammu’s 12th grader launched nano-satellite with help of ISRO

7 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Onkar Batra, a 12th-grade student from Jammu, launched his nano-satellite with the assistance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) this month.

Onkar Batra, a 12th-grade student from Jammu, launched his nano-satellite with the assistance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) this month.

Batra, a student of BSF Senior Secondary School Jammu, has created ‘InQube,’ India’s first open-source satellite. This satellite, developed by the Paradox Sonic Space Research Agency, will be launched this month with the support of ISRO.

Batra in a media interaction stated that the satellite weighs one kilogramme and was created with the help of nanotechnology. He stated that many institutions and academics in other nations are performing similar research, therefore they chose to launch it into orbit with the assistance of ISRO.

Its introduction in India cost between Rs 20 and Rs 80 lakh, whereas it cost crores in other nations. Every satellite put into orbit, he claims, has a specific mission.

He went on to say that the satellite has two missions. One is whether such a lightweight satellite can function in orbit, while the other will measure temperature to assist experts predict how the weather will be.

Batra, who is also the CEO of Batra Technology, earned the National Bal Shakti Award from India’s President, Ram Nath Kovind, for developing an interactive website for COVID-19.

When Batra was seven years old, he developed the first website, earning him a position in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest Webmaster (male).