m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jun 27 02:05:37 PDT 2010
A satellite being built by students of SRM University in Chennai may be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in September
The primary load on the September launch is Cartosat and this launch is also slated to carry two Amateur Radio satellites STUDSAT and TISat-1. The NDTV report does not give the name of the satellite the SRM University students are building but it is believed to refer to SRMSAT. A description of the SRMSAT ground station indicates it may use the bands 145.8MHz for the uplink and 434.5MHz for the downlink.
An SRM University press release describes SRMSAT as a 15 watt satellite weighing between 10 and 15 kg and measuring one meter cube. The project is estimated at Rs 2 crore and the construction of the satellite is on within the university’s premises. “This project is aimed at increasing the technical expertise of our staff and students and giving them the rare opportunity of constructing a satellite first-hand with ISRO scientists guiding them. We want to prove that our students are worthy of this feat. We hope to launch a satellite once in every two years, of course, with different scientific objectives,” says P Satyanarayana, vicechancellor, SRM University.
Read the NDTV story 'ISRO may launch nano satellite in September' at
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73 Trevor M5AKA
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