|Name||AzaadiSAT 2 (AZAADISAT-2)|
|Units or mass||9 kg|
|Status||Was operational until 2023-02-11, 1 day? SatNOGS dashboard telemetry stops after about 12 hours after launch as of 2023-04-15 and no further reports found.|
|Organisation||Space Kidz India|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Carries 75 different payloads each weighing around 50 grams and conducting femto-experiments. Girl students from rural regions across the country were provided guidance to build these payloads.
“AZAADISAT” is a satellite mission with the ambitious vision to encourage Government school children with the basic understanding and knowledge of space and tutor them to build a small experiment and launch it to the edge of space through “Orbital Satellite”.
The payloads include a UHF-VHF Transponder working in ham radio frequency to enable voice and data transmission for amateur radio operators, a solid state PIN diode-based Radiation counter to measure the ionising radiation in its orbit, a long-range transponder and a selfie camera. The ground system developed by ‘Space Kidz India’ will be utilised for receiving the data from this satellite.
“AZAADISAT 2” is a satellite mission with the ambitious vision to encourage Government school children (from economically weak backgrounds) with the basic understanding and knowledge of space and tutor them to build a small experiment and launch it to SPACE through “Orbital Satellite”. THIS IS THE 1st TIME IN THE WORLD 750 GIRL STUDENTS - RURAL , COME TOGETHER TO BUILD A SATELLITE.
The significance of this project was that it had been conceptualized by Dr. Srimathy Kesan which started a year and half ago, to pay our tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of independence-Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Space Kidz India has developed basic and simple experiments that students can learn and assemble with the simultaneous support of their science teachers and our SKI team’s online coaching. From 75 Government schools for Girls across India, we have selected 10 Girl students from each school to give this opportunity. The selected students are predominantly from classes 8th -12th. This is a 1st of its kind Space mission with an ‘All women concept’ to promote Women in STEM as this year’s UN theme is “Women in Space”
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