The Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, annouced during the
condolence meeting held for Dr Kalpana Chawla at Parliament Annexe, New Delhi,
yesterday (February 5, 2003) that India's meteorological series of satellites, METSAT, will be named as KALPANA.
The first of the series, METSAT-1, launched by India's PSLV on September 12,
2002 by India's PSLV, will be now known as KALPANA-1.