IIT-B students start work on new satellite
A team of 45 students is currently working on the institute’s next satellite based on the learnings of the several batches of students involved in the making and the flight of Pratham.
The first-ever student satellite by IIT-B, Pratham, is live and stable in orbit. The ground station of the satellite at the institute’s Powai campus received the ‘beacon signal’ from the satellite on Saturday, which confirmed its stability and functionality.
IIT Bombay's first student satellite, Pratham+ , will be launched on September 26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The nearly-10kg Pratham, which is also Mumbai's first satellite, will launch aboard the highly-proven Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at 9.30 am.