RGPV plans to have its own nano-satellite

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Sep 2017 11:20:51


By Ankita Garg

Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) is working on an ambitious project to have its own nano satellite. If the project gets green signal from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), then it would be able to run online satellite classes and could operate several application in field of technical education.
The university has written a letter to ISRO for designing 1.5 kg nano satellite that will be used for online satellite class and operation of several applications.

The university has targeted to prepare the satellite by end of year 2019. A team of professors and students would be assigned soon to work on the project. The team will also visit ISRO, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other research organisations of country to learn technical things. However, preparation for the project is on initial stage and after getting final nod of ISRO, team would be formed. According to university officials, the project would be held in two different phase. The first phase includes visit of research organisations, institutes and experts comments in six month. In second phase, team would start working on the project and targets to complete the same in 18 months. Professors have also planned to visit the prestigious institutes like IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Chennai where students are working on the same project. The team members would learn dos and don’ts from other institutes.

“A letter has been sent to ISRO for final permission of a nano-satellite. The project is in initial stage and team of professors and students would be formed soon. All expenses will bear by university and ISRO will launch the satellite of students for free of cost, said S K Jain, Registrar RGPV. He further said satellite would be launched from Sriharikota Space Centre. He further added the project help students to learn about the space. Students from electrical, electronics, computer science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and other branches would be in the team. After preparing complete concept of this project, RGPV would start fund collection for the project. Registrar Jain said successful launch of the nano satellite would also bring RGPV in list of top universities. It will help to improve the university ranking.