Small is becoming beautiful in the world of satellites. Miniaturisation of electronics and components means you no longer need to send a tonne of metal into orbit for telecommunications or Earth observation. Small satellites promise to provide more comprehensive coverage at much lower cost.
RVSAT-1 is one such attempt. It is a qualification platform as we hope to demonstrate the use of many Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) components to reduce development schedule and cost. Approximately weighing around 3kg, this nanosatellite is planned to being fabricated in R.V.College of Engineering. The concept of RVSAT-1 flashed to three first year students of the newly formed branch of Aerospace Engineering. Currently at its second year journey, Team Antariksh has frozen its specifications on its satellite.
|1||Mission Type||Space Technology|
|2||Organization||R.V. College of Engineering|
|5||Dimensions||10cm x 10cm x 22.7cm (2U)|
|7||Orbit||Polar Sun-Synchronous LEO|
|8||PSA (Payload Space Allocation)||0.75U|
|9||Project Start-End Years||2016-|