KJSIEIT'S BeliefSat gets a node from ISRO

Date

25th November 2020

Area of Interest

Research

Institution(s)

K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology ( KJSIEIT )

"New Leap Initiative"- K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology's (KJSIEIT) flagship student innovation team added another feather in the cap with its proposal for developing a PocektQube standard satellite deployer and a nanosatellite being approved by ISRO as a part of PS4 - orbital platform program (Click here for info). The team specializes in developing inventive space-tech and rf design.


The nanosatellite developed (termed 'Beliefsat') is 2p PocketQube standard (Link to Standards doc) of 10cm*5cm*5cm volume and < 500-gram mass. It will launch out of SomaiyaPod deployer- custom-designed for PocketQubes.

The successful demonstration of the technology will enable India to become self-sufficient in launching future PocketCubes. The team has provided a technological edge with innovative communication and power generation technology and the unique structural design, which will help in future satellite designs. BeliefSat carries a radio digipeater and an SSDV style imagery payload, which assists both HAM radio operators worldwide and for training budding space technologists due to their open-source software and receiver designs.

 

You can find more information about the satellite at the official project repo https://github.com/NewLeapKjsieit/BeliefSat

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