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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Swayam Satellite

Swayam Satellite:

     Swayam is a small picosatellite ( otherwise called Cubesat ) developed by the undergraduate students of Pune College of Engineering. The Cubesat has 1-U flight model weighing 990 grams which was successfully assembled by the students under the guidance of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in January 2015.


     Structural design, electronic and control systems as well as the manufacturing of the satellite was fully carried out by the Indian Students. 200 students took 8 years to complete the Cubesat project.


     The satellite was successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 22nd June 2016 along with the Indian Satellite Cartosat-2C. These satellites were carried by indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34) from Sriharikotta, second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Center, India. The satellite was placed at an attitude of 515 kilometer in low earth orbit around the Earth.


     To provide point to point messaging between HAM Community.

Satellite Components: 

   The satellite consists of

  • Amplifiers - to amplify the received signals
  • A Dipole Antenna - for communication systems
  • Texas Transceiver - Ref.No: CC1120 RF Travsceiver
  • Microchip - PIC micro-controller is interfaced with Transceiver
Technical Details:

  • Uplink and Downlink bands are 435 MHz and 145 MHz
  • Micro-controller --- AT91SAM7 with 512 MB of RAM
  • Lithium-ion Batteries and DC to DC circuits were used to regulate power supplies
  • Thermal Management and Control - Thermal control of satellite was managed by Insulating tapes, white paints, black tape and Optical Solar Reflector.

     The team published more than 15 research papers in International Conferences  for last Seven Years.

More Informations:

ISRO official Page :

Official Swayam Page :


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