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Satellite built by Madhya Pradesh college to be launched

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Feb 19, 2017, 4:52 am IST
Updated : Feb 19, 2017, 4:52 am IST

The satellite’s principle objective would be to collect data to be used for research purpose in GSIT, college authorities said.

The Isro team conducted a two-day workshop for the group to give tips on the mechanism of launching satellites into space.
 The Isro team conducted a two-day workshop for the group to give tips on the mechanism of launching satellites into space.

Bhopal: A private engineering college in Madhya Pradesh is building a satellite, scheduled to be launched into space by Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in 2019.

An eight-member team of scientists from Isro, led by the space body’s director Alok Srivastav, reached Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Friday to train the group which is making the mini-satellite in the area.

GSIT, Indore, would be the ninth educational institute in the country to make a satellite to be launched into space by Isro, the institute’s authorities said on Saturday.

The Isro team conducted a two-day workshop for the group to give tips on the mechanism of launching satellites into space.

The group engaged in building the mini-satellite included 20 students and an equal number of GSIT teachers as well as two science teachers from a local school.

The satellite’s principle objective would be to collect data to be used for research purpose in GSIT, college authorities said. However, the subject on which data would be collected was yet to be decided by Isro.

Tags: isro, scientists, satellite
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal