Among others, 176 students from the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) will anxiously be watching the clock on June 20 when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches a rocket carrying their nano-satellite, Swayam.
Swayam will be launched from ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and would be part of the 22 satellites to be launched under one mission – a move which in itself will create history.
Swayam makers also came up with a noise-cancellation software for the satellite, and the communication that would be conducted with the satellite would be done in Morse code. To keep end-to end communication constant, Swayam would revolve around the earth six times a day.
Swayam is not the only student-made satellite that would be launched by ISRO during this mission.
It must be noted that designing and building a nano-satellite is not an easy task and poses a formidable challenge for makers.
The launch is scheduled for 9 am on June 20, 2016.