Chd: 12 school students develop balloon satellite

  • | Saturday | 16th March, 2019

CHANDIGARH: A team of 12 students from Dikshant School in Chandigarh, along with International Space Society, has developed a high-altitude balloon satellite called Dikshant SAT-1.The 1.8kg satellite can go as high as 99,000 feet with a radius of 200km to 300km. Explaining further, he said, "There are three teams responsible for the functioning process: launch team, chasing team and retrieval team. Jigyasu Bansal, one of the students, said, "The satellite has a barometric pressure censor, which will calculate the atmospheric pressure as well as the height of satellite above the sea level. Manan Chawla, one of the team members, said, "We used 3D printing for making the outer structure of the satellite." The next step is to launch a cube satellite in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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