Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Research Centre at Chandigarh University

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Research Centre at Chandigarh University – On 10th January 2022, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh Ji has inaugurated the Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University.

  • the Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology will help in strengthening the space sector of the country.
  • It will train students in space science, satellite development and meeting future challenges in space research.
  • It is named after India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who lost her life in the 2003 Columbia shuttle disaster.

Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology

  • The new centre will act as the ground control station for Chandigarh University’s Student Satellite (CUSat).
  • CUSat will be launched into space on the eve of the 75th Independence Day in 2022.
  • CUSat will play an important role in gathering data related to border intrusion detection, agriculture, weather forecasting, natural disaster forecasting, which will be helpful in research.

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