Pratham: Student Satellite Initiative
The IIT Bombay Student Satellite Project is a landmark project taken up by IIT Bombay students. The objective of this project is to make IIT Bombay a respected centre for advancement in Satellite and Space Technology in the world. The project aims at launching at least 5 satellites within the next few years. These Satellites could be test-beds for new technology that is being developed in the institute and need space qualification.
'Pratham' is the first satellite under this project. The plan is to build a fully functional microsatellite in less than two years which would then be launched by ISRO. This is entirely a student initiative with mentorship provided by ISRO scientists and IIT Bombay Faculty. The satellite will fit in a 25*25*25 cm cube and will weigh less than 10 kg.
Click here to view the Mission Statement of 'Pratham'