Wednesday, July 19, 2023

India Soars High In The Skies As MIT Manipal Students Launch A Rocket At Spaceport America, New Mexico

In a remarkable display of talent and innovation, the esteemed team from thrustMIT, representing both India and the renowned Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), achieved an extraordinary milestone at the prestigious Spaceport America Cup 2023. As over 1,500 students and faculty gathered in Southern New Mexico for this thrilling event, it was the MIT, MAHE-Manipal students' rocket launch that captured hearts and stirred immense pride. With their cutting-edge rocket technology, the team's impressive launch reached a staggering altitude of 10,000 feet, coming remarkably close to the target apogee of 10,331 feet. The successful recovery of the rocket, showcasing meticulous planning and flawless execution, further highlighted the team's exceptional capabilities. This momentous participation in the Spaceport America Cup, a renowned competition renowned worldwide, serves as a testament to MIT's student-led experiential program and India's prowess in the field of engineering and innovation.

Link to witness the exhilarating launch of a rocket designed by ThrustMIT, the student group from MIT: 2023 Spaceport America Cup: Launch Day 4

About Manipal Academy of Higher Education: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal an Institution of Eminence, Deemed to be University, is a self-financing Higher Educational institution which started its operations in 1953 by establishing the first self-financing medical college, KMC Manipal, as Public Private collaboration model. Over the years various institutions have been added and finally in 1993 June, these group of institutions have been declared as a Deemed to be University by the Govt. of India. The excellent track record in academics, infrastructure and research contributions and its standing in the national and international rankings, culminated in it being declared as an Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, in October 2020. Presently MAHE Manipal offers 300+ programmes in 30+ streams which includes undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels at its four campuses in India and one overseas campus. It has about 35000 students on its rolls. MAHE Manipal, as an IoE, is committed to provide quality higher education at affordable cost and contribute in increasing the gross enrolment rate ratio in higher education. 

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