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Satellite Devised by PESU Students Launched by ISRO on September 26

September 28, 2016 05:28 PM 2 minute read , Engineering , PES Institute of Technology (Bangalore)

Satellite Devised by PESU Students Launched by ISRO on September 26

On September 26, at 9:12 am, ISRO launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-35 (PSLV C-35) made by the students of PES University (PESU), Bangalore.

The students had put in a lot of efforts in the making of a PES Imaging Satellite which weighs about 5.25 kg and was carried in the polar synchronous satellite launched by ISRO. The satellite, also known as PISAT was a joint venture of the students belonging from the following colleges:

About the project:

The nano satellite has been made with the purpose of releasing satellites in two different orbits. All of this has been planned in such a manner that it will be done using the same rocket.

According to some of the technicians working on the project, the two orbits are at a slight angle to each other yet they are in polar synchronous orbits.

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Once the satellite will be in space, it will be taking images from there, keeping India in focus. Prof V Sambasiva Rao, one of the lead members working on the project and former group director at ISRO said that the project has got a very nice response from the institutions and students and the enthusiasm of the students as well as the alumni should be appreciated.

About PISAT:

  • The idea was initiated back in 2011 and has been developed in consultation with ISRO and was envisioned in 2011.
  • The budget of the project stands at Rs. 1.5 crores.
  • The satellite underwent various quality checks including card-level testing, interface testing, integrated satellite level testing, calibrating the camera and finalizing parameters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the students and their hard work in a tweet and congratulated them for the success of PISAT.

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