Thursday, May 14, 2009

IIT Kanpur Students develops worlds lightest 3.5kg Nano satellite Jugnu

Students at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT K ) in collaboration with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) developed the first nano satellite that might end up in space if all goes as planned.

This will be the first Indian satellite that has been developed entirely by college students. Once the work on the satellite is completed, the students will handover the same to ISRO for further tests, and it will be launched soon after. The handover is expected to happen sometime in November 2009.The nano satellite is interestingly called Jugnu and will be used to collect information for flood, drought, and disaster management. It will also be fitted with high definition cameras to capture detailed images to enable data analysis.

Weighing 3.5 kg, Jugnu will be 34 cm long and 10 cm wide. Equipped with Micro-Imaging System and Micro-Electronic System, Jugnu will transit images to the base station at the IIT-K campus.Jugnu is expected to be the worlds smallest and lightest nano satellite

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