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Workshop on Pico/Nano/Micro Satellites

Workshop on Pico/Nano/Micro Satellites
Speaker: Dr. Sharan  Asundi, Tuskegee University,USA

Organized by

Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI), PES University
Indian Space Station
Xovian

Date 13th July 2016
Venue PES University, Bangalore

 

Goal/Purpose
The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic institutions interested in initiating a pico/nano/micro-satellite program and facilitate a roadmap of 3-5 years to be successful. The underlying intent of the workshop is to emphasize the integration of education, research and development to sustain a PNMSat program at an academic institution.


Objectives
The specific objectives of the workshop are as follows:

  • Provide an overview of a typical PNMSat Mission Life Cycle
  • Review principles of Orbital Mechanics relevant to the design of PNMSats.
  • Understand the functions of various subsystems of a PNMSat through hands on experience using a classroom satellite kit from EyasSat

 The workshop will provide rudimentary hands on training using a classroom satellite kit from EyasSat, which is a functional representative of a PNMSat and demonstrate packet radio communication

 Electrical Power System (EPS)

  • Command & Data Handling (CDH) System
  • Tracking, Telemetry, & Command (TT&C) System
  • Attitude Determination & Control System (ADCS)
  • Structural & Thermal (S&T) System
  • Ground Station Communication Emulation

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Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 was presented to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the Science and Engineering category during the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference held at Toronto in Canada during May 20-24, 2015, Bengaluru-headquartered Isro said on its website.

It said the National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of Isro's efforts in accomplishing a Mars mission in its very first attempt.

 

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Image Credit: NASA

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ISRO to launch two satellites in current financial year

ISRO to launch two satellites in current financial year

New Delhi: Indian space agency, ISRO, will launch GSAT-15 satellite in the current financial year and GSAT-16 by mid-2015, the government said on Wednesday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is expected to launch GSAT-15 satellite in 2014-15, which will carry 24 Ku-bad transponders and a GAGAN (GPS Allied geo Augmented Navigation) payload, said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Department of Space, during a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.

It will be the replacement for Ku-band capacity of INSAT-3A and INSAT-4B to augment the capacity of existing DTH and VSAT services in the country, which will benefit the civil aviation services in the country, said Singh.

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

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 The artist concept depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on.
Image Credit: NASA

 

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.

Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of known small-sized planets more akin to Earth than previously identified exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system.

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