A global satellite will be named after the late former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The step is being taken to pay tribute to the Missile Man of India, who died on July 27. According to reports, a global satellite called as GlobalSat for DRR will be renamed as UN Kalam GlobalSat.
This decision is taken by Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS (Canada-Europe-US-Asia) headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
According to Pimprikar, this step of renaming the satellite the will be a tribute to the great man who had contributed a lot in the field science and space explorations. He further added that this will also symbolize his World Space Vision-2050 in which nations will join their hands in order to find solution to major problems of mankind including natural disasters, energy, health-care, education, water and weather related problems.
While explaining about the satellite, Pimprikar said that the ‘GlobalSat for DRR’ is a United Nation-driven initiative for sharing of technology and ideas to prepare and control the risk of natural disasters. The project was proposed at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held at Sendai in Japan in March 2015. More than 150 nations at the UN session will adopt the GlobalSat in New York