ISRO to launch IIT-Bombay student satellite Pratham

September 11, 2016 4:14 pm
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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.

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