BITS Pilani Dubai Launches Pico Satellites
The 5 Pico Satellites were launched using Drone Satellite Launch Vehicle (DSLV) at Sanad Academy, Dubai
Under the leadership and guidance of the Moon Man of India, Padma Shri Awardee and former director of Indian Space Research Organisation’s Satellite Centre Dr Mylswamy Annadurai and in collaboration with UAE-based Edutech4Space, a player in the field of space technology education, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (BPDC), UAE’s technology and engineering university has recently launched and tested 5 Pico Satellites using Drone Satellite Launch Vehicle (DSLV) at Sanad Academy, Dubai.
Pico Satellites started transmitting real time data of temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality, UV intensity and orientation. The data were projected on a smart board for the visitors.
Present at the launch were dignitaries from the UAE, Chief Guest Dr Eesa Al Bastaki, President, University of Dubai; Dr Srinivasan Madapusi, Director, BPDC; faculty members and students of BPDC.
A team of 30 undergraduate students from BPDC studying in diverse streams such as Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biotechnology etc came together and managed to launch the Pico Satellites within 6 weeks of the announcement of Project MAHASAT.
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