SRMSAT - 2: India’s first University class micro-satellite on a mission to the moon!
Team SRMSAT began as a group of space enthusiast students with an idea to make a nanosatellite in the university. Their idea has been supported by the research department at SRM University, and the team officially started working on the nanosatellite mission, The SRMSAT. They built the satellite and it was launched aboard PSLV C-18 in October 2011. Continuing their legacy, the team, with new members, started the SRMSAT - 2, a remarkably challenging mission, pushing the ambits of small satellites beyond the regimes of the earth.
Team SRMSAT is part of Space Systems Laboratory — SRM University.
SRMSAT - 1
SRMSAT is a technology demonstration and earth observation satellite which is operated by SRM university. The satellite’s scientific mission was to monitor greenhouse gases above the Indian subcontinent. It was launched aboard PSLV C-18 at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in October 2011. The launch was a multi-payload mission shared with Megha-Tropiques, VesselSat-1 and Jugnu.
Team SRMSAT now consists of a diverse set of undergraduate students from various disciplines of Engineering and Technology collaborating on the mission design of SRMSAT - 2.
The team is led by two mentors — Prof. D. Narayana Rao (Project Director), and Mr. Loganathan Muthuswamy (Project Architect).
Prof. D. Narayana Rao
Director — Research at SRM University
Project Architect — Space Systems
Our vision is to promote the development of small satellite in universities, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.