IIT K to Launch India’s First Nano Satellite, Jugnu

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IIT K has received ISRO’s nod to launch India’s first nano satellite, Jugnu. The satellite has been built by 12 professors and 40 students and will be launched in the polar orbit from Sriharikota.

Jugnu Details:

  • Weighs 3.5 kg, Jugnu would be 34 cm long and 10 cm wide.
  • Equipped with micro imaging and micro electronic system,  transit images to base station at the IITK campus
  • The entire project will cost around Rs. 2-3 crores.
  • 12 professors and 40 IIT-K students have been working on this project since December and the launch is being scheduled around IITK’s Golden Jubilee celebration (August 2009 to December 2010).

Jugnu will study vegetation patters using a Near-IR camera at a resolution of about 280 meters. It will test an indigenous designed and developed Inertial Measurement Unit based on commercial MEMS sensors, as well as the application of GPS in spacecraft navigation.

Guided by about 12 faculty from across the institute and experts from the ISRO Satellite Centre of the Indian Space Research Organization, we are trying to design, fabricate, test, and fly a 3500 cubic centimeter cube made mostly of aluminum alloy and electronics, weighing less than 3 kilograms at an altitude of about 800 km above the Earth´s surface.

In addition to just proving the nanosatellite platform, Jugnu will study vegetation patters using a Near-IR camera at a resolution of about 280 meters. It will test an indigenous designed and developed Inertial Measurement Unit based on commercial MEMS sensors, as well as the application of GPS in spacecraft navigation.- blog

Also see: ISRO Bhuvan Details | ISRO Bhuvan launch date (supposedly March 2009)

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