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ISRO set to launch IIT-Bombay Students' Satellite 'Pratham'

The Satellite Designed By IIT-Bombay Students Weighs Just 10 Kg And Is Designed To Fit In A Cube Of 30 Cm. It Has A Life Span Of Around Fourth Months. It Was Conceptualized With The Aim Of Making IIT-Bombay A Centre For Space Science And Technology Research.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 25 Sep 2016, 12:43:53 PM
ISRO w ill launch IIT-Bombay Students' Satellite 'Pratham'

NEW DELHI:

“Pratham” satellite designed and manufactured by the students of IIT-Bombay is set to be launched by Indian space agency ISRO. Seven other satellies including the weather satellite will be launched on Monday.

The satellite designed by IIT-Bombay students weighs just 10 kg and is designed to fit in a cube of 30 cm. It has a life span of around fourth months. It was conceptualized with the aim of making IIT-Bombay a centre for space science and technology research.

“The objective of Pratham is to empower the students involved with the skill set required to develop a statellite through various stages of design, analysis, fabrication and testing,” said the official.

A collaboration between IIT-B and other Indian universities will start, to kick off a new era in space sector.

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First Published : 25 Sep 2016, 11:10:00 AM

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