Lumina Datamatics has partnered with Space Kidz India to launch a satellite into outer space. Launched in 2012, Space Kidz India is an aerospace startup designing, developing, and manufacturing small satellites to provide economical and sustainable access to help educate teenagers in the fields of science, technology, art, and culture. Further, Space Kidz India is an organization creating “Young scientists” for the “Country” and spreading awareness among children for a “borderless world.”
In this specific satellite launch, a total of 750 teenage girls were selected across 75 rural schools across India. It’s an all-girls project which has a targeted launch date of January 16, 2023. Moreover, the program utilizes children from impoverished backgrounds, allowing them opportunities that will enable them to explore different skill sets and, perhaps, even target careers in Space.