APJ Abdul Kalam Birthday: Scientific contributions by the Missile Man of India

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India’s first Indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle

At ISRO, he was the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle called the SLV-III. The SLV-III successfully deployed indigenously developed satellite Rohini in July 1980.


Development of Ballistic missiles

Dr. kalam headed the directorial position of Devila and Valiant. It aimed to produce ballistic missiles based on the successful SLV program's technology.

Pokhran nuclear test

As the CEO of the DRDO from July 1992 to July 1999, he directed the Pokhran II explosions. India is now on the list of nuclear-armed states as a result of his efforts and dedication.


Budget friendly Coronary stent

Dr. Kalam collaborated with cardiologist Soma Raju and created a budget friendly coronary stent. It is also widely called Kalam-Raju stent.

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Light Combat Aircraft project

Dr. Kalam was deeply involved with the country’s Light Combat Aircraft project. He also became the first Indian Head of State to fly a fighter plane.

Rugged tablet computer

Dr. Kalam along with the cardiologist, Soma Raju developed a tablet that was aimed at arming healthcare workers at the primary level to respond to emergency medical situations.

Lightweight callipers for patients with motor disabilities

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and his team worked tirelessly to create an orthotic caliper that weighs 1/10th of any orthotic available on the market.

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