Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

Name of the Project:

IIT Bombay Student Satellite Program

Vision of the Project:

IIT Bombay and Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited (LTI) are collaborating on ambitious programmes in Satellite and Space Technology at the Institute. These include establishing the Student Satellite Program, developing modular satellite subsystems, and integrating them into a nanosatellite.  The project will partner with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the ultimate goal of launching the nanosatellite into orbit. The project also envisions raising awareness of space-grade technology and advancing the study of space science among school and college students in India. The project will be based in India.

Output of the Project:

  • Fully functional Sanket (Deployable Antenna System) module
  • Prototype of STADS (Star-Tracker-based Attitude Determination System) module
  • Working prototypes of nanosatellite subsystems

Impact of the Project:

The project will facilitate the growth of satellite technology by providing resources for fabrication, testing, prototype development, and procurement of satellite equipment. The project will organise and participate in conferences and conduct workshops to disseminate knowledge and increase awareness of space programmes in the country. The Student Satellite Program is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the UN. Specifically, the programme will focus on SDG 4 which ‘Ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’, and SDG 9 which will ‘Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.’

Beneficiaries of the Project:

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

The IIT Bombay Student Satellite Program currently has an interdisciplinary team of 70+ students from the Institute who are engaged in projects ranging from the design of space systems of various form factors to the development of payloads.

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