RUAS Signs MoU with ICTA to Develop and Build the Nano Student Satellite "Ramaiah Sat"
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences under Gokula Education Foundation (Medical) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) to develop and build the Nano Satellite coinciding with ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75 years of Indian independence which will be launched in August 2022.
The Satellite costing ₹1 crore will be built under the monitoring of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and with the help of ITCA which is the nodal agency for building the 75 students satellite mission.
Vice-Chancellor of RUAS Prof. Kuldeep K Raina and ITCA President L V Muralikrishna Reddy, inked the pact in the presence of Chancellor Dr. M R Jayaram, and Chief Executive M R Sreenivasa Murthy, among others. Prof. Raina said it is an opportunity to showcase RUAS’ prowess in space technology.
Ramaiah Sat will be a 1.6 kg class satellite with a 300 grams IoT (Internet of Things) payload for monitoring other satellites. ISRO will launch the satellite with UHF and VHF links with a satellite ground station at RUAS Peenya Campus.
The Satellite mission functional attributes are water quality monitoring, providing wireless communication network in remote areas, passive radar for weather monitoring and fisherman SOS.