Nano Satellite Developed by College Students Set for Crucial Tests

Published: 16th January 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: PISAT, a nano satellite built by a consortium of colleges led by PES University, is ready to undergo vibration and thermo-vacuum tests, the PISAT development team of Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI), PES University, has said.

“The prototype of the satellite is ready. We are waiting for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to complete a few tests. After reviewing, we will hand over the satellite to ISRO for launch,” said Vice-Chancellor K N B Murthy. Representatives from colleges part of the consortium like Sona College of Technology, Salem, VEL Tech University and SKR Engineering College, Chennai, met the team from Bengaluru recently to discuss the progress of the satellite.

PISAT, weighing about 5 Kg, is designed as a three-axis stabilised imaging satellite. It will be launched in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at an altitude around 630 km from the earth’s surface and an inclination of 97.866 degree, which leads to about 14 orbits per day.

PESIT has commissioned S-Band ground station which is the main communication centre for PISAT. The nano satellite project is undertaken in association with  ISRO and Institution of Engineers, India (IEI).

Its aim is to enlighten the students about space technology and provide an opportunity for them to have a hands-on experience with space technology.


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