PM Modi praises VSSUT students for developing indigenous sounding rockets


Bhubaneswar: The students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla in Sambalpur district have been praised by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for developing indigenous sounding rockets.

The VSLV rocket designed and developed by the students of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering departments of VSSUT were lauded by the PM Modi during his monthly radio talk Mann-Ki-Baat yesterday.

Last year, the VSSUT had entered the Limca Book of Records as the first and only student body in India which have developed and launched a sounding rocket. Besides, the team also holds an India Book of Record for the same feat.

The 30-member students’ team also have developed a Can Satellite (CanSat) to monitor the real-time scenario of Hirakud Dam.

While the VSLV rocket and satellite team was awarded the first prize at the Aerospace Expo organised by ISRO in 2017, the Hirakud Dam Monitoring Project has won the Create the Future Popular Design Award by NASA Techbrief.

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