|Student Satellite Program|
The IIT Bombay Student Satellite Project is a landmark project taken up by IIT Bombay students. The objective of this project is to make IIT Bombay a respected centre for advancement in Satellite and Space Technology in the world.The plan is to build a fully functional miniature satellite in less than two years which would then be launched by ISRO using the PSLV. This will entirely be a student initiative with mentorship provided by ISRO scientists and IIT-B Professors.
The satellite will fit in a 30*30*30 cm cube and will weigh less than 15 kg.so you can imagine the miniaturization that would be involved in making it. Various payloads were discussed and the following payload was accepted: Measurement of Total Electron Count in the ionosphere.
Currently, we are finished with the conceptual and preliminary design phase and are working on the detailed design phase. We have signed MOU with ISRO and have obtained a launch date in the 3rd quarter of the year 2010.
Catch us working at ALH, Aerospace Department, IIT Bombay!
Enabling students and faculty to gain knowledge and experience in the field of Satellite and Space technology.
Empowering the Satellite Team with the skills to develop the Satellite through various phases of Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing until the Flight Model is made.
Involving students from other universities in our Satellite mission by building ground stations in their universities.
For the relevance of our satellite to the student community, we will be transmitting satellite data when the satellite passes over India so that any interested university with a small ground station will not only be able to detect the beacon signal from our satellite but will also be able to measure TEC above their ground station. This is proposed to spread awareness among the student community about this exciting field.If you wish to participate in this venture or are interested in knowing more about it, feel free to contact us.
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