PM Narendra Modi meets students who built Sathyabamasat satellite launched by ISRO

By: | Published: July 19, 2016 2:08 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the team of students who were involved in building Sathyabamasat, a satellite that was recently launched by the ISRO.

Narendra Modi Sathyabamasat, Narendra Modi meets Sathyabamasat students, Sathyabama University, Sathyabamasat ISROSathyabamasat: PM Modi appreciated the efforts of the team in building a satellite to collect data on greenhouse gases. (PIB Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the team of students who were involved in building Sathyabamasat, a satellite that was recently launched by the ISRO. PM Modi appreciated the efforts of the team in building a satellite to collect data on greenhouse gases.

“A riveting interaction to remember…with students involved in building satellite Sathyabamasat,” PM Modi tweeted. “You will recall that Sathyabamasat was one of the twenty satellites launched by @isro using launch vehicle PSLV-C34 on 22nd June, 2016,” he said.

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The students were accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of Sathyabama University, Dr B Sheela Rani.

The satellite has been built by Chennai’s Sathyabama University and its aim is to collect data on green house gases (Water vapor, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Methane and Hydrogen fluoride). The satellite was part of ISRO’s record launch that involved 20 satellited being lifted by the agency’s workhorse PSLV in one go.

The launch mass of the satellite was 1.5 kg.

Primarily, India’s earth observation spacecraft Cartosat-2 Series satellite, and 19 co-passenger satellites were injected into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

The total weight of all the 20 satellites was about 1,288 kg.

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