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. These Satellites could be test-beds for new technology that is being developed in the institute and also a method for space qualification.
'Pratham' is the first satellite under this project. The plan was to build a fully functional microsatellite which would then be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This is entirely a student initiative with mentorship provided by ISRO scientists and IIT Bombay Faculty. The satellite will fit in a 30.5cm X 33.5cm X 46.6cm cube and will weigh 10.15kg. excluding FE Ring.
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.
The Pratham Project presents a wonderful learning experience to the students of working on a real life multi-disciplinary complex system. A lot of importance is attached to learning, this is evident from the success criterion.
The Ham community is very critical to the success of any satellite working in the amateur band. We are also looking forward to hearing from Hams around the world for beacon and telemetry reports.
Pratham has been assigned the Identifier - 41783 by NORAD. It can now be tracked using n2yo at http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=41783
Here are the details required to track the satellite.
Beacon: PRATHAM IIT BOMBAY STUDENT SATELLITE
Please share with us the Downlink of Pratham received by you at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is the TLE data for the satellite:
1 41785U 16059C 16271.69947962 .00004609 00000-0 88934-3 0 9999
2 41785 98.2049 329.2442 0030494 263.1090 96.7138 14.63229411 193
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IITB Student Satellite- Pratham