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UNNATI : Course details

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at Engineering/ Science graduates or Post graduates who have an aptitude to learn space technology, design of circuits for various space systems and management of space systems.Each participating country shall nominate a team of 2 members consisting of one Mechanical Engineer and one Electrical / Electronics Engineer. In case a desired engineering candidate is not available, the alternate nominee must have physics background. Priority will be accorded for the applicants from countries which have not got benefitted from previous two batches.

Course Duration and Location

The course is designed for a total duration of eight weeks and for a batch of thirty (30) participants. The batch of 30 participants will be organized into 3 groups of 10 members each. Each group will work on Assembly, Integration and Testing of a Nanosatellite. The course will be conducted at URSC, ISRO, Bengaluru, India.

Language of Course

The language of the course is English. Only candidates with working knowledge of English need to apply.

Course Structure

The course structure of the programme is as follows:

Module 1: Basics of satellite technology and its applications (Duration: 2 weeks)
The participants will be introduced to the topics of the satellite technology. The major topics covered in this module include:

  • Introduction to satellite technology
  • Satellite Applications
  • Mission Objectives
  • Mainframe Systems
  • Payload systems
  • Ground segment and Mission operations
  • Data reception, product generation
  • Data utilization

Module 2: Nano satellite missions (Duration:2 weeks)
The major topics covered in this module include:

  • Nano satellite definition
  • Features of Nano satellite and its comparison with large satellite
  • Nano satellite Applications
  • Nano satellite and laws governing their impact on space debris
  • Design drivers for a Nano satellite
  • Familiarization exercise with nanosatellite systems
  • Reliability & Quality Assurance
  • Nano satellite configuration exercise (assigned to the individual group)

Module 3: Hands-on training on nano satellite assembly, integration and testing (Duration: 4 weeks)
The major topics covered in this module include:

  • Introduction to assembly, integration and testing activities
  • Major milestones of spacecraft integration and their importance
  • Documents related to AIT activities
  • Handling procedures for spacecraft systems
  • Interface checks (mechanical and electrical) and their importance
  • AIT sequence
  • Procedure and practices in System integration
  • Theoretical background for alignment and polarity checks
  • Different modes of satellite testing