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Jugnu [IITK]

Jugnu is a 3U-cubesat built by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

The 3 kg nanosatellite will be used to provide data for agriculture and disaster monitoring. Jugnu has a design life of one year.

Jugnu's carries the Micro Imaging System, a near infrared camera which will be used to observe vegetation. Also on board is a GPS receiver to aid tracking, and is intended to demonstrate a microelectromechanical inertial measurement unit.

Jugnu was launched piggy back into low Earth with Megha-Tropiques on a PSLV-CA rocket.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Contractors: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Equipment: Micro Imaging System, GPS receiver
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 850 km × 866 km, 19.9
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Jugnu 2011-058B 12.10.2011 Sr FLP PSLV-CA with Megha-Tropiques, VesselSat 1, SRMSAT


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