Student initiative


An eye in the sky…!!!
" India’s First Twin Satellite Mission Which Aims to Demonstrate Inter-satellite Communication "

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Dr. Anna Durai's visit to the college

Building a Satellite at an Under Graduate level was dream come true for a group of Engineering Students across the country.

Group of students who attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2007, Hyderabad, was inspired by the talk of Mr. D.V.A. Raghava Murthy, Small Satellites Project Director, ISRO. Coming back from the IAC, Students approached their college management with their idea of making a satellite. Thus began the journey of making India’s First Student Satellite.

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StudSat-2 team with Director, ISACT at Bengaluru Space Expo -2012

STUDSAT (STUDent SATellite) is a Pico satellite Conceptualized, Designed by the undergraduate students under the guidance of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). A consortium was formed by seven engineering colleges across South India with Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology as the Lead Institute. The primary objective of this project was to provide hands on experience o the design, fabrication and realization of a space mission at minimum cost.

Parikshit from Manipal University

Nanosatellite from students of Manipal university
"The payload of the Parikshit Satellite is ‘Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation Measurement ‘, and satellite ‘De-orbiting using Electrodynamic Tether’"

Parikshit team with Dr BN Suresh (Former directory, VSSC)

Manipal town is home to many of the best universities/hospitals in India. Now, it is also home to a soon to be launched nano-satellite. A team of students from Manipal university are on a mission to make a nano-satellite called Parikshit. Parikshit is derived from the sanskrit name 'Parikshan' which means 'test'.

  • To become individuals of high calibre and meet the challenges of the country’s space research programme.
  • The students working on the project aspire to get into the Space engineering related fields and so it is one of our objectivesthat they connect with the right people of various industries for a schematic development of their aptitude.
  • India is one of the fastest growing nations in the world in the field of Space research and we the future generation are really looking forward to carry the legacy.
  • One of the main ideas is to develop satellites continuously and to remain in the mainstream of this field. We started with the  aim of making our reputed institute, a leading centre for Space research


An initative from IIT Madras

"To study the energy spectrum of charged particles in the upper ionosphere, and analyse the effects of different phenomena such as solar flares, lightning storms and seismic activity on these particles"

Proposed external structure of the satellite

We all heard of the significant contributions made by the IIT Madras faculties and students by creating better technologies for rural area. Now, it seems like they have now set their eyes on to the sky. The students of IITM are working on a 10kg nano-satellite which could potentially aide  in predicting the earthquakes.

The student team consists of about thirty students from different academic programs varying from second year to fifth year B.Tech/ Dual Degree, M.Tech, M.S and Ph.D ensuring continuity for the project.

The team is inter-disciplinary, with students from various departments such as Department of Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,  Engineering Design, Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering.

It is divided into seven technical sub-teams one for each subsystem of the satellite. There are also several
coordination sub-teams which carry out activities such as documentation, accounting, purchase, resource and inventory management, human resource management and also organize events. The  student team is mentored by an equally inter-disciplinary panel of faculty coordinators.

Proposed internal configuration of the satellite


An initiative from SRM university students

"The scientific objective of SRMSAT is to monitor green house gases in Near Infrared region 900 nm - 1700 nm"


A group of 54 engineering students from  SRM university have designed a 10-kg nanosatellite to monitor greenhouse gases (GHG) that the Indian space agency is planning to launch  between September-October, 2011. The SRMSAT is the first Nanosatellite of SRM University.

The students from the SRM University have been working on the project 'SRMSAT' since 2008. The satellite weighing just 10 kg is being developed under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a cost of 1 crore. The conception of SRMSAT dates back to August 2008 when the vision of launching a student satellite was put forward at a seminar taken by eminent space scientist D. Raghav Murthy.

SRMSAT team talking about their work

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