India’s Space Research Organisation launched an imaging satellite, Microsat-R, for India's Defence Research and Development Organisation and a student developed communication satellite called Kalamsat. The Kalamsat satellite was developed by an Indian high school team led by Rifath Shahrukh, an 18-year-old from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti. It is the world's lightest satellite and the first satellite to be 3D printed. The satellite is named after former Indian president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The launch of the Kalamsat is part of a larger program to involve Indian students with the work of ISRO. Space Kidz is a program that aims to involve high-school students closely with India's top researchers.