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ISRO 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« on: 07/23/2022 06:03 am »
Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) is leading an effort to build and launch 75 students' satellites on the occasion of 75th year of Indian Independence. Their website mentions that satellites would be launched based on PSLV/SSLV availability between July and December 2022. However, it also mentions that NSIL/ISRO might decide to launch all satellites in a dedicated mission on SSLV in August 2022 :) Nothing seems to be confirmed yet.

Website: https://75satellites.org/index.php
Brochure: https://75satellites.org/assets/Brochure%2075%20Students'%20Satellites%20Mission.pdf
Compendium of Student Satellites: https://75satellites.org/assets/Compendium-of-Students-Satellites.pdf

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The Mission aims to have students from various universities /institutions build and launch small satellites (SmallSats) into low earth orbit (LEO). It was envisioned 75 satellites to be launched to commemorate seventy-five years of Indian independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 1947-2022), seventy-five institutions will launch their student built SmallSats.

The envisioned SmallSats are primarily CubeSats of 1U, 2U, 3U, and other configurations built with cutting-edge technology. Such SmallSats performance is comparable to larger ones based on earmarked payloads and applications. Furthermore, CubeSats with these configurations would use and have access to an extensive range of widely accessible COTS components as well as a variety of launching possibilities.

The aspirational and ambitious Mission 2022, which aims to launch 75 student-built satellites into orbit, has been well structured within a participatory ecosystem building on the combined domain expertise of competent and experienced Indian Space Engineers working in collaboration with leading global SpaceTech organizations. Thanks to the fervent initial backing of organizations/agencies from Israel, Russia, Serbia, and Japan, the mission has expanded today, with over 50+ countries contributing to build strong capabilities in academic institutions for the design and development of student built SmallSats.

Among the many mission objectives, the greater emphasis is on academia focusing on science-based education and experience-based learning, to foster an innovation culture in the country and train the future workforce in the ever-expanding space arena and allied sectors.

The mission's purpose is to educate students on how to design, develop, manufacture, integrate, test, launch, and monitor SmallSats through hands-on learning, besides serving in NewSpace research programmes and a workforce development initiatives. To that end, ITCA has devised a rigorous systems engineering and project management approach to ensure the successful deployment of SmallSats by students under active expert supervision.

The satellites are launched into a 400-500 km LEO orbit and are monitored by ground stations explicitly designed for this purpose at the respective institutions. Typical satellite mission applications identified by ITCA include weather monitoring, earth observation, communication, and the Internet of Things (IoT), geolocation and logistics, disaster management and rescue, etc.

At the end of the successful mission, participants will be able to compile a portfolio of signature space projects that will highlight their competencies.
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #1 on: 07/23/2022 06:21 am »
FAQ: https://75satellites.org/assets/75Satellites-FAQ.pdf

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1. How much will be the Cost to Host Institution/Engineering Educational Institutions (EEIs)?
Rs.80 Lakhs to Rs.2 Crores* for building and Launching 1U CubeSat! Including Ground Station and Industry Sponsored Nano Satellite Centre at Your Campus! If single Institution feels the budget is high then 4 to 5 Institutions (from different regions, non-competitive, for obvious reasons) can together go for Joint Satellite Project and share the budget among them! Or Group of Institutions of same management can together share the Cost and Build Satellite Together under Group’s Name!

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2. What are all the Cost Centres of Students’ Satellite Project at EEIs?
a) Building Actual Satellite* both Engineering Model and Flight Model
b) Cost of Space Qualification Tests (Shock and Vibration Tests, Thermo-Vac Test)
c) Cost of Launch: Cost of Deployer and Launch Cost @ per kg Rs.20 to 5 Lakhs in PSLV/SSLV
d) Cost of Fabrication of Flight Model at ISRO Approved Industries/Facilities/Access to Clean Room
e) Cost of PDR, CDR, HDR to be conducted with Qualified/Competent Space Scientists who have comprehensive and diverse Experiences with such reviews at ISRO in the past! (Superannuated Senior Scientists from ISRO)
f) Cost of Ground Station (SDR Receiver, Antenna (VHF/UHF), Rotator & Rotator Control Software and TSC SatNAV MobileApp/Software Programs/Coding etc): @ Rs.15 to 150 Lakhs
g) Cost of Nano Satellite Centre (ESD Tables, Magnifier Lights, Air Curtain, Special Tools and Other Necessary Accessories, Rocket/Satellite Models, Learning Resources)
h) Cost of Training on Space, Satellites’ Fundamentals for Students/Teachers-Hands on Training on CanSat to CubeSat/Seminar/Six Months Course on Satellite System (24 Credits)/UNISEC/WCRC Events in India/Abroad/Opportunity for International Collaborations/Internships in Europe/Russia
*Cost of Components for Engineering Model/Flight Model consist of On-Board Computer (OBC), Electronic Power System (EPS), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), Communication System/Telemetry & Solar Panel, Software Programming/Coding of Systems/Subsystems etc.

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3. Why the Cost of Building Satellite at EEIs are expensive when we [can] buy the imported systems/subsystems?
Cost of Nano Satellite/Cube Satellite’s Subsystems in Global Market from any of the heritage supplier like CubeSat shop or ISIS Space or EnduroSat or Pumpkin Space etc will normally cost Rs.2 to 2.5 Crores for 1U Satellite! Plus import customs duty in India need to be added @ minimum 30 to 60% of cost of each items! Plus Interface/Integration/Trouble shooting charges and/or charges of skilled manpower along with clean room charges per hour etc to be added! Hence, it is always prohibitively expensive and buying subsystems from market defeats the very purpose of learning objectives such interdisciplinary projects at Campus! More so, the bought-out systems and subsystems/ items are always liable for trouble shooting on our own is difficult and expensive and will not serve the academic/learning pedagogy!

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4. How to minimize or optimize the cost of satellite project at EEIs?
Join development with heritage company who have successfully launched “NanoSatellites” in India! Now the ITCA-TSC Technologies which have launched 3 UNITY satellites with recent Amazonia Mission of ISRO with PSLV C51 on 28 Feb 2021 from India’s Space Port, Sriharikota! Here, there is an opportunity to be part of 75 Satellites initiatives and build your own Satellite in cost effective way and have your own Engineering Model of 1U Satellite, Nano Satellite Centre and Ground Control Station at your Campus a part of this initiative! 75 Satellites Consortium under ITCA has networked with India’s Leading Space Companies having ISRO Approved Facilities for fabrication of Flight Model in a more frugal way

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22. Those who have already started building their own Satellite at their campus with or without the support of Industries and currently at various stages of its progress/completion: How can we participate in this 75 Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022 and launch our Satellite?
Yes! You can complete your own development of satellite on or before June-July 2022 with all necessary Space Qualification Tests Completion Certificates from ISRO authorized facilities can be part of 75 Satellites Consortium and can Launch your satellite with ISRO/NSIL/PSLV/SSLV along with applicable cost as proposed by NSIL. However, provide the reports of your PDR, CDR. HDR if done already. Also provide Launch vehicle Interface Document as required by NSIL/VSSC/PSLV/SSLV etc as applicable.

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30. How much will it cost for our Payload to be on board with Satellite for launch?
The cost of Launch of satellite or your Payload includes the cost of deployer + mass of the deployer + mass of the satellite + cost of integration services/clean room charges etc. Based on our experiences with ISRO/NSIL/PSLV launch Services as piggyback co-passenger, NSIL may charge @ Rs.10 to 20 Lakhs per kg and also Rs.5 Lakhs per kg etc. Based on the Total Launch Cost of 1U Satellite will be arrived at for PSLV or SSLV as per the availability of launches during July -Dec 2022! Even, ISRO/NSIL is considering the dedicated launch of all 75 Satellites with SSLV during Aug 2022! We are yet to get the Quote for Launch from NSIL/ ISRO. Normally, the 260 gm Payload will cost one fifth of total launch cost of 1U Satellite (Approx. Rs.10-15 Lakhs). It may be free, if the Deployer and Launch Services provided to all 75 Satellites by ISRO-NSIL. Any changes to the current understanding leading to a change in the cost of launching, will have to be borne by the participating institution.
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #2 on: 07/23/2022 06:33 am »
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science planning to launch a nano satellite named "KCG VERGHESE SAT" as part of 75 Students' Satellites Mission: https://hindustanuniv.ac.in/assets/pdf/KCG_Verghese_Satellite.pdf
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #3 on: 07/23/2022 06:35 am »
https://www.financialexpress.com/education-2/marwadi-university-joins-hands-with-isro-and-itca-to-launch-student-satellite-set-up-lab-at-this-cost/2602453/ [July 22, 2022]

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Marwadi University joins hands with ISRO and ITCA to launch student satellite

Rajkot-based Marwadi University (MU) has entered into an agreement with Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA), to develop and launch student-built satellites into orbit under the ambitious 75 Students’ Satellites Mission 2022, in collaboration with India’s premier space agency ISRO. While this will be the first ever in Gujarat, the university will also have a special lab for the purpose which will be set up at the cost of Rs 1.9 crore.

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This satellite, which is being built by the students and faculty of the university, will have a mass of 1300 grams and a payload of 260 grams.

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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #4 on: 07/23/2022 06:37 am »
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences is building "Ramaiah Sat": https://www.msruas.ac.in/news/ruas-signs-mou-with-icta-to-build-a-student-satellite-ramaiah-sat [July 20, 2022]

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Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences under Gokula Education Foundation (Medical) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) to develop and build the Nano Satellite coinciding with ​‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75 years of Indian independence which will be launched in August 2022.

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The Satellite costing ₹1 crore will be built under the monitoring of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and with the help of ITCA which is the nodal agency for building the 75 students satellite mission.

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Ramaiah Sat will be a 1.6 kg class satellite with a 300 grams IoT (Internet of Things) payload for monitoring other satellites. ISRO will launch the satellite with UHF and VHF links with a satellite ground station at RUAS Peenya Campus.
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #5 on: 07/23/2022 06:40 am »
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi seems to be building "BITSAT" as part of 75 Students' Satellites Mission. However, there's not much information out there about this satellite: https://www.bitmesra.ac.in/

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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #6 on: 07/23/2022 06:43 am »
Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society, a Karnataka state govt body, is buidling "Karnataka Government School Student Satellite" (KGS3Sat).

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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #7 on: 07/23/2022 07:27 pm »
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As the Government of India plans to launch 75 satellites under the "75 Student Satellite Mission", observing 75 years of #IndianIndependence. Students and staff of Karpagam Academy of Higher Education made a 1500 gram satellite named "KarpagamSat", which is all set to be launched on August 15th, 2022. We are proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the first of the 160 colleges in India. Heartfelt thanks to the newspaper Suthanthira India for mentioning the event and making it reach even more.

https://twitter.com/kahe_official/status/1496090472548376578 [Feb 22, 2022]
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #8 on: 07/23/2022 07:29 pm »
https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/cansat-the-miniature-satellite-by-students-from-nttf/ [December 9, 2021]

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When it comes to the design and integration of the miniature satellite CanSAT, it is a scaled-down version of an actual satellite, carrying all of the critical components for a successful launch. Everything is integrated into a compact soft drink can spaced satellite model, including the OBC, power supply, sensors, and communication protocol.

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The NTTF’s CanSAT programme is a unique interdisciplinary project that gave students exposure to Space Technology, through a trailblazing project. It goes without saying that the satellite that NTTF will launch as part of India’s 75 Student Satellite Mission 2022 will be a success, given the quality of training and success of the CanSAT programme.
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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #9 on: 07/23/2022 07:30 pm »
https://anurag.edu.in/satellite-in-collaboration-with-itca/

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Press Note: 02-02-2022 Wednesday
Anurag University: Telangana’s First Educational Institution to develop and launch Satellite in collaboration with ITCA.
Anurag University is now all set to add a feather in its cap by signing an MoU with ITCA (Indian Technology Congress Association) to participate in the joint development of Anurag Satellite (ANURAGsat) and contribute to prestigious initiative launched by Government of India, “75 Students’ Satellites Mission 2022″ celebrating 75 years of Independence 1947-2022 – Azaadi ka Amruth Mahotsav.

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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #10 on: 07/23/2022 07:34 pm »
https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/india-75-student-satellite-constellation-unitysat-isro-chandigarh-university-iit-1899100-2022-01-12 [January 12, 2022]

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With the launch set to happen either weeks or days before the 75th Independence Day celebrations later this year, students, engineers and scientists working on the mission have defined the mission objectives, designed the structures, and have identified the payload that will be launched.

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However, a decision on which rocket launcher will be used is yet to be taken. A meeting is likely to happen between Isro and institutions to finalise the launcher.

A decision on the final date also remains to be taken, which could be by the end of July or the first week of August.

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Re: 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #11 on: 07/23/2022 07:36 pm »
https://www.hindustantimes.com/education/news/chandigarh-university-launches-north-india-s-first-satellite-designing-program-101620996268775.html [May 14, 2021]

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Chandigarh University has launched Student Satellite Designing and Training program 'CUSAT' and it has become North India's first University to launch the advanced training program for the students in the field of Aerospace Engineering.

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"Chandigarh University would be spending ₹1 crore for designing of Nano-satellite for which the training of students has already began. The establishment of ground control station for the satellite project is already underway and we are sure to design and launch our own multipurpose satellite within a time frame of 10-12 months."


https://news.cuchd.in/chandigarh-universitys-cu-sat-will-be [October 04, 2021]

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CU-SAT satellite, being designed and developed by the students of Chandigarh University, would be part the ambitious project and would be one of the 75 student-made satellites which would be launched in space on the eve of 75th Independence Day in 2022.

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Re: ISRO 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #12 on: 08/03/2022 03:42 am »
AzaadiSAT, which is part of this Students' Satellites Mission initiative, is the one being launched on SSLV-D1. It looks like other satellites are still getting ready and may be launched in near future.

https://twitter.com/rifath_shaarook/status/1545372252484431872

https://twitter.com/SpaceKidzIndia/status/1545402079686012928
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Re: ISRO 75 Students' Satellites Mission
« Reply #13 on: 08/03/2022 03:42 am »
https://ibgnews.com/2022/08/02/south-point-high-school-to-launch-its-own-nano-satellite-build-a-space-lab-at-the-school/ [02 Aug 2022]

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South Point High School to Launch its Own Nano-Satellite & Build a Space Lab at the School

2nd August 2022: South Point High School, Kolkata on the eve of the 70th year of its foundation, and most importantly in the 75th year of India’s Independence, is all set to step into SPACE, having decided to launch its own nano-Satellite, named PriyamvadaSat.

ITCA has been entrusted with the responsibility of executing the launch of 75 student satellites into low Earth orbits. The project is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav of the Government of India to commemorate the 75 years of India’s freedom. The monitoring of the entire project is under ISRO.

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A Ground Station cum Space Lab will be established on the premises of the School for students to monitor PriyamvadaSat as well as to harvest the data sent from it. A classroom model of the satellite will also be available at the Space Lab for the faculty and students to assemble/reassemble, as part of the standard lab practices.  Students of the School of Classes XI and XII will also be involved during the design and fabrication stage. A group of students and chosen members of the faculty will receive intense training from ITCA, such that they can be involved firsthand when the satellite is in the process of being conceptualized and designed.

As per ToI, this satellite will be launched in 2023: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/kolkata-school-to-launch-nano-satellite-in-2023/articleshow/93310194.cms [03 Aug 2022]

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Kolkata: School to launch nano satellite in 2023

KOLKATA: Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) and South Point High School on Tuesday inked an MoU to launch a nano-satellite in early 2023 and build a space laboratory in the school to monitor the satellite and harvest its data over a three-year period.

 

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