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Cartosat 2B, Studsat (smallest Indian satellite) to be launched by PSLV-C 15


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISR0) will launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C 15 on July 12 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

PSLV-C 15 will be equipped with Cartosat 2B and four other satellite and placed in the 630 km Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Of the other four satellites, StudSAT a satellite developed and managed by students from Indian universitites has a rare feat. The STUDSAT(STUDent SATellite) will be India's first student satellite and the first pico-satellite being developed indigenously in India.

The pico satellite called Studsat built by seven engineering students in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The student sattelite is launched with support from Indian Space Research Organization and seven different Engineering Academic Institutions.

Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore.
B M S Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad.
Vignan Institute of Technology & Science, Hyderabad.

This will be the smallest satellite ever launched by any Indian organization indigenously.

The PSLV-C 15 will also put into orbit Alsat from Algeria, two nano satellites from Canada and Switzerland.

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