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.
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 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, 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 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, 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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