The great minds of Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology have designed and developed a satellite at a cost of Rs. 2.5 Crores, and it will be inaugurated by the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr. R Sivan on January 28, 2021.
Last year in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspired 12 students of the institute to collaborate with ISRO and develop ‘Sri Shakti Sat’, the institute chairman Dr. Thangavel told reporters here on Wednesday.
After installing Sri Shakti Sat Ground Station in collaboration with Serbia-based Community for Space Programme Development, the institute became a member of the Satellite Networked Open Ground Station (SATNOGS) project, he added, as reported by PTI.
He further added that the satellite would be used as a technology demonstrator for the Internet of things in space and inter-satellite communication, he said. After the virtual inauguration, the satellite would be handed over to ISRO in February for its use.