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ISSUE

01

Upcoming Events

WEEKLY
NEWS LETTER OF
TRINITY AL ADRAK STUDENTS
SATELLITE

JUNE
2015

Inter Disciplinary Meeting

TASSAT

Meetings will be arranged to discuss and plan the design and


development of the Cubesat. Expecting valuable comments

In this issue

and suggestions from each faculty

NTU Visit

Setting Up of TASSAT Space

TASSAT CUBESAT

The basic foundation of a laboratory is set up in the college


that will be full-fledge in the recent future.

TASSAT CUBESAT

Scientific Back
Ground

Scientific Background

The TASSAT programme is about

IIST Visit

On the basis of the knowledge from

student satellite at Trinity College

Planning to make a visit to IIST where the same kinds of

various scientific papers and datas,

of

student projects are conducted. These visits will give our

Tassat

students and faculties authenticate ideas about the projects.

and organized. The different forms

the

development of low cost

Engineering

in

academic

environment.

becomes

well-structured

of theories and innovations on


Tentative

Mission:

Space

Debris Tracking

Weekly Review

satellite

Review meetings are to analyze our weekly developments

behind our satellite project as well.

missions

are

running

and things we have done.

Detect

and

predict

the

movement of space debris


in orbit around the Earth.

These images are then

TASSAT- THE STUDENT SATELLITE

transformed into plots that

The aim of our TASSAT Cubesat Programme is to familiarize

describe

the

path

or

and excite students in the area of Space technology. The

trajectory of any particular

project serves as an educational platform in dealing with

Reference IEEE Papers:


Students Satellites ProjectsSpace education for Developing
Countries
Adnan, M.Advances in Space

object.

advanced space technology and experiments and also to

Then, the plot must be examined


to determine if it is showing a new
object, or one already known to

build, test, launch and maintain/ operate micro satellites. This


mission will give expertness in design various payloads,

Technologies. ICAST 2008. 2nd


International Conference on Year:
2008,Pages: 160 - 163,

Trinity in New Heights with CUBESAT.


Some Indian institutes of technology and Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore merge their hands to
initiate a students satellite project in Trinity College of
Engineering Trivandrum. The complete sub systems
development will be done by the students and faculties of
trinity.
About Nanyang Technological University visit and
their Satellite Program
Satellite research centre (SaRC) of NTU aims to be a centre
of excellence in satellite technology. Its first milestone
satellite development, X-SAT, in collaboration with DSO
National Laboratories has been a great success. The X-SAT
is the First Singapore built satellite mission designed and
wholly developed within NTU. It is a 106.68kg remote sensing
micro-satellite using an electro-optical instrument with near
real-time data downlink capability.

familiarizing image processing technologies with the help of

the system

high end software.

STUDSAT: India's first student


Pico-satellite project
Angadi, C.; Manjiyani, Z.; Dixit, C.;
Vigneswaran, K.; Avinash, G.S.; Raj
Narendra, P.; Prasad, S.; Ramavaram, H.;

TASSAT Issue 01 Jun 2015

Mamatha, R.M.; Karthik, G.; Arpan, H.V.;


Sharath, A.H.; Sashi Kiran, P.;

X-SAT has been successfully launched on board Indias


Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C16 on 20 April 2011
from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota India.
The centre has an undergraduate satellite program since
2009. It involves second year to final year undergraduate
students with the support of postgraduate students from
different schools of college of engineering. The satellite team
has completed two 1.3kg pico-satellite named VELOX-P and
VELOX-PII in July 2012.

Visweswaran, K.Aerospace Conference,


.

Trinity College of Engineering,


Trinity Hills, Naruvamoodu P.O, Near
Pravachambalam,
Thiruvananthapuram -695528
http://thetrinitycollege.in/

2011 IEEE

The present on-going program includes a mico-satellite


named VELOX-CI (about 130kg) for climate study using radio
occultation technique, a nano-satellite named VELOX-II
(about 12kg) for inter-satellite communication study and a
nano-satellite named AOBA-VELOX-III for experimenting
pulse plasma thruster. The flight models of these satellites
are expected to be completed in later part of 2015.

What we have learnt as the way forward


Dr. Arun Surendran, Strategic Director and Mr. Blesson
Mathews Luke, Assistant professor of Electronics and
Communications Department visited NTU in Singapore
on June 11 2015. Asso. Prof. Arokiaswami Alphones,
NTU was the one who arranged our visit to the
university. Our Strategic Director presented a topic on
Students Satellite Projects in India and Mr. Blesson
Mathews Luke talked about Pi-sat which describes the
inputs of a mini satellite project.
The point that caught our eyes there was the
consistency in students satellite programs. An ongoing
project will be updated to the next set of new students
joining there through which the university keeps the
students alerted about the project. From their
description of some of the technologies they
implemented there we could recognize that errors are
highly possible when we start a new venture. They also
faced similar problems in the beginning and what we
conclude is that we should be more accurate and
precise in whatever accomplishments we have to make.
We visited their satellite research laboratories, clean
rooms ETC. Moreover, we got chances to meet some of
the Ph.D students and had a leisurely chat with them
they explained the points of their ongoing projects and
its developments too.
What we are gained and & Inspired
We could gain ideas to set up new kind of laboratories
in our college after seeing their well-equipped labs and
facilities. We have got Inspired from the students
satellite projects of NTU Trinity College also planning to
launch a satellite which will be completely constructed
in our campus. The satellite project will be finished in
2018 as we hope now.