Student-built satellite to be launched next month

“The satellite ‘Studsat’, designed and developed by a consortium of seven engineering colleges from Bangalore and Hyderabad, weighs less than one km with a volume of 1.1 litre and has been designed to operate in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at an altitude of 680 km,” Studsat project coordinator Jharna Majumdar told reporters here on Friday.

“The payload consists of a CMOS camera capable of capturing images with a ground resolution of 90 metre,” the project team leader, Chetan Angadi, said. The satellite will send the image and telemetry data to the ground station, which could be used for studying the weather and landscape. The satellite would be officially handed over to ISRO on April 17.

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