Date: 12th July 2010
ISRO opens a big door of opportunity in
space tech for students
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15) of ISRO has successfully
placed 5 satellites. The advanced CARTOSAT - 2B is the major
payload accompanied by four auxiliary satellites.
The interesting part of this launch is, particularly for
Indian engineering academics is one of the satellite called
STUDSAT, a pico-satellite weighing less than 1 kg, is made
by students from a consortium of seven engineering colleges
in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Few days back ISRO had
launched RH200 rocket carrying payload developed by students
from Vellore Institute of Technology University (VITU).
This is clearly a big opportunity for space technology
addicts, so they can now get involved in space technology
while studying in the college itself without working in