Pratham is a nanosatellite built by the Dept of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay.
Pratham is a satellite developef under a plan to build a fully functional microsatellite in less than three years which would then be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is entirely a student initiative with mentorship provided by ISRO scientists and IIT Bombay Faculty.
The 10kg nanosatellite and measures 26 cm × 26 cm × 26 cm. Pratham's carries a science payload to measure the total electron count in a sun-synchronous orbit.
Pratham is launched piggy back into low Earth on a PSLV rocket.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Earth observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||661 km × 708 km, 98.20°|
|Pratham||2016-059A||26.09.2016||Sr FLP||PSLV-G (3)||with SCATSAT 1, AlSat 1B, AlSat 2B, BlackSky Pathfinder 1, PISat, AlSat-Nano, CanX 7|