Name Pratham
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 10 kg
Status Was semi-operational until 2016-XX-XX, 4 months? (Official news, only beacon, no two-way communications)
Launched 2016-09-26
NORAD ID 41783
Deployer Base mounted
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation India

Educational training and measure total electron count of the ionosphere.


Enabling students and faculty to gain knowledge and experience in the field of Satellite and Space technology. Empowering the Satellite Team with the skills to develop the Satellite through various phases of Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing until the Flight Model is made. Launching the satellite into orbit and measuring Total Electron Count of the Ionosphere. Involving students from other universities in our Satellite mission by building ground stations in their universities.

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