ISRO to launch Sri Shakti Sat – fun facts about this Satellite built by Indian students
On 28th February 2021, an Indian satellite by the name of ‘Sri Shakti Sat’ is set to launch. This satellite is developed by the combined efforts of 12 students of Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Coimbatore along with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This satellite was inaugurated by the chairman of ISRO, Dr. R. Sivan on 28th January.
Here are some fun facts you should know about satellite!
1) The total production cost of this satellite is ₹2.5 crores.
2) The satellite will be launched into outer space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C51 on 28th February 2021.
3) It is developed by 12 college students from Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology with help from ISRO.
4) It is a nano satellite with a weight of 460 gms.
5) The aim of this satellite is to perform Internet of Things (IoT) in Space and Inter Satellite Communication.
6) It will be launched in Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACE).
7) The satellite was built using off-the-shelf components made in India.
8) The college has built a ground station to communicate with the satellite.
9) This journey to develop the satellite started 10 years ago when they started post graduation courses in VSLI.
10) There are 2 more satellites being developed by 2 other institutes from Chennai and Nagpur.
11) These 2 satellites will be launched in ISRO’s UNITYSat.
12) ISRO will launch these satellites at no cost.