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StudSet Satellite all set to launch on May 9

After recent failure of India's space program a unique India-made smallest satellite StudSat which promises to send Indian into higher orbit will leave the ISRO Satellite Center in Bangalore and move to Sriharikota for integration for launch on May 9.
The satellite weighs around 850 gms and it has been designed and developed by about 40 undergraduate students of Engineering college in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
StudSat is an acronym of student satellite . It will be the second Indian satellite to be launched by ISRO in a year.
Last year on 20th April , 2009 the 40-kg Anusat was placed into orbit . StudSat is the country's first pico satellite - the smallest one.
The satellite will be placed in a 700 -km sun synchoronous orbit and will have a mission life ranging between six months and 2 years . The cost of project was Rs. 55 lakhs in Indian currency.
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2 Responses to “StudSet Satellite all set to launch on May 9”

lawmacs said...
May 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Well done to the students and i do hope this has great success

May 5, 2010 at 11:53 PM

It's not only smallest but also has a lowest budget I think because usually I read this budget in crore. Wishing this fly a great success.

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