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 of Excellence 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.
The first satellite under this project was launched on board the PSLV C-35 on 26th September 2016. Christened Pratham, being IIT Bombay's first foray into space technology, the satellite's payload was to produce data on the total electron count in the atmosphere, used for applications like GPS correction.
Planned, designed, built and tested exclusively by the students, with guidance from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and IITB faculty, the completely autonomous satellite Pratham took IIT Bombay into the elite space club and served as the first step towards achieving our overall objectives. That’s the reason Pratham is referred to as ‘The First Step Towards Infinity’.
The team has now begun the next chapter in the Student Satellite Project of IITB and work has begun on Advitiy, the second satellite. The team has also built an autonomous Ground-station at IIT Bombay for tracking and communicating with satellites. With Ground- station workshops, Ham Club and various other related activities, the Project also aims to involve other universities across India and spread the knowledge accumulated by the team over the years as a part of the social goal.

Yash Sanghvi
Project Manager
Pratham, IIT Bombay Student Satellite Project
Office: +91-22-2576-4147
Email:- sanghviyash7@gmail.com

  • Prof. K. Sudhakar
  • Prof. Hemendra Arya
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Aerospace Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • Prof. Prasanna M. Mujumdar
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Aerospace Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • Ratnesh Mishra
  • <ratnesh1607@gmail.com>
  • Manvi Dhawan
  • <manvidhawan1993@gmail.com>
  • Shantanu Shahane
  • <shahaneshantanu@gmail.com>
  • Tushar Jadhav
  • <tusharj.iitb@gmail.com>
  • Sanyam Mulay
  • <sanyamsmulay@gmail.com>
  • Jhonny Santosh Jha
  • <jhajhonny@gmail.com>
  • Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay(Co-founder)
  • <saptarshi.bandyopadhyay@gmail.com>
  • Shashank Tamaskar(Co-founder)
  • <tamaskar@gmail.com>
Prof. Prabhu Ramachandran
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Prof. Varun Bhalerao
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay