The Latest Student-Made Satellites Launched by ISRO | ISRO Aerospace
The Latest Student-Made Satellites Launched by ISRO | ISRO Aerospace

The Latest Student-Made Satellites Launched by ISRO | ISRO Aerospace

Indian Space Research Organisation has promoted venturing into space in many organisations by helping and guiding the students in making experimental satellites. The first student-made satellites launched by ISRO because of this initiative was called ANUSAT. The launch took place as early as April 2009. Since then, 9 more satellites by students have been sending into space and the latest launch took place on January 24, 2019. The following article highlights key aspects of the latest 5 student-made satellites launched by ISRO.

KALAMSAT-V2

KALAMSAT V2 | Student Satellite By ISRO | Vayu India Aviation

Weighing just 1.26 kgs, therefore, it is the world’s lightest satellite to ever design and seton orbit. This student-made satellite put into space on January 24, 2019, by PSLV-C44. ISRO launched this satellite from their Sriharikota Space Centre. This unit will help in the purpose of wireless communication by amateurs for non-commercial activities. It is a communications satellite manages ham radio transmission. Students from Spaze Kids India are responsible for making this satellite also, Spaze Kids India is a Chennai-based space education firm. 

NIUSAT

NUISAT | Student-Made Satellites Launched by ISRO | Vayu India Aviation

NIUSAT was launched on June 23, 2017. It hurls into space by PSLV-C38/ Cartosat-2 Series Satellite. Its orbit is the 505 km SSPO. It was also, assemble-up by students from Nooru Islam University, located in Tamil Nadu. Weighs 15kgs, this satellite will help in gathering information for fisheries, agriculture and disaster relief. Therefore, i is a three-axis satellite providing multispectral imagery for the purposes for which it has been set up. 

PISAT

PISAT | Student-Made Satellites | Vayu India Aviation

PISAT, weighing 5.25 kgs, was launched on September 26, 2016. ISRO launched this satellite using PSLV-C35. Its orbit is the 670 km SSPO. Moreover, it set in motion by the students studying at PES Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. It was roll-out into space for designing and developing on campus, with students and also professors working together. 

PRATHAM

PRATHAM | Student-Made Satellites | Vayu India Aviation

PRATHAM was also launched on September 26, 2016, by ISRO. The launch vehicle used was PSLV-C35/ SCATSAT-1. Students from the IIT in Bombay were the ones that built this satellite. They built it in less than three years. Pratham weighed 10kgs. Also, it was shot-off to measure the Total Electron Count (TEC) in the ionosphere over India and Paris in France.

SWAYAM

SWAYAM | Student-Made Satellites | Vayu India Aviation

SWAYAM, weighing 1kg, and built by students from the College of Engineering in Pune (COEP). The educational project gets a move in 2008 for the students. Hence, SWAYAM gets going by ISRO on June 22, 2016, by PSLV-C34/ CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite. The SWAYAM have a Passive Attitude Control System, which makes the first of its kind that first-look in India and also, the aim of launching this satellite was to develop a reliable bidirectional communications picosat platform. 

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