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Prof U R Rao Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
Home : Missions : Student Satellitess : SATHYABAMASAT Last updated on: 22-Jun-2016


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A nano satellite Developed by Sathyabama University, Chennai, under the technical guidance and support from ISRO
Mission objectives
  • To collect data on green house gases:
  • Water vapor, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Methane and Hydrogen fluoride
Payload Argus 1000 multispectral IR grating type spectrometer
Spectral range: 900 nm - 1700 nm
Swath and spatial Resolution: 1.5 km
Structure 2U Cubesat
Satellite dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm x 227 mm (accuracy: 0.1 mm)
Satellite mass : 1.591 kg
Attitude control system Stabilization detection using a 3-axis MEMS Gyroscope
Air core magnetic torquers - 3Nos.
Sun Sensors- 6 Nos.
Pointing accuracy: <= 8o
Drift rate: <= 1o/s
Onboard computer 32-bit Microcontroller
2MB Static RAM, 4MB Data Storage
4MB Code Storage, 8MB Serial Flash
House-keeping Sensors Voltage sensors - 4 Nos.
Current Sensors - 5 Nos.
Temperature sensor - 6 Nos.
RF Communication Amateur band
Two deployable dipole antennas with Beacon
Battery 1800 mAh Li-ion cells
Solar Array Body mounted Triple-junction solar cells
Power generation: 4.2W
Thermal management Passive thermal control system
Altitude/Orbit Approximately 509 km, Polar
Inclination 97.41o
Launch Date June 22, 2016
Launch Vehicle PSLV- C34
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India