The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to launch a satellite developed by the students of IIT Bombay called ‘Pratham’. The satellite will measure a number of electrons in the ionosphere.
The satellite will finally be launched after eight years of delay, giving wings to a dream long-nurtured by at least seven batches of students. It will be launched as a piggyback with IRSO’ ScatSat PSLV.
The launch date is yet to be finalised but the students have been given a deadline to be ready by September 26.
The satellite was conceptualised by two students of Aerospace Engineering department- Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay and Shashank Tamaskar in July 2007. At present, the team comprises 30 students, of whom nine form the core team.