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UNNATI : Course details

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at Engineering/ Science graduates or Post graduates who have an aptitude to learn space technology, design of circuits for various space systems and management of space systems. Each participating country shall nominate a team of 2 members consisting of one Mechanical Engineer and one Electrical / Electronics Engineer. In case a desired engineering candidate is not available, the alternate nominee must have physics background.

Course Duration and Location

The course is designed for a total duration of eight weeks and a batch of thirty (30) participants. The batch of 30 participants will be organised into 3 groups of 10 members each. Each group will work on assembly, integration and testing of a nano satellite. The course will be conducted by URSC, ISRO at Bengaluru, India, consecutively, for a period of three years, starting from January 2019.

Language of Course

The language of the course is English. Only candidates with working knowledge of English need to apply.

Course Structure

The course structure of the programme is as follows:

Module 1: Basics of satellite technology and its applications (Duration: 2 weeks)
The participants will be introduced to the topics of the satellite technology. The major topics covered in this module are:

  • Definition of satellite technology
  • Relevance of satellite technology in modern society and its applications
  • Definition of a mission and its elements
  • Classification of satellites
  • Mainframe systems
  • Payload systems
  • Ground segment elements
  • Mission operations
  • Data reception and product generation
  • Data utilisation

Module 2: Nano satellite missions (Duration: 2 weeks) The major topics covered in this module are:

  • Nano satellite definition
  • Features of nano satellite and its comparison with large satellite
  • Relevance and utility of nano satellites
  • Nano satellite and laws governing their impact on space debris
  • Design drivers for a nano satellite
  • Familiarisation exercise with nano satellite systems
  • R & QA aspects of nano satellites
  • Nano satellite configuration exercise (assigned to the individual group)

Module 3: Hands-on training on nano satellite assembly, integration and testing (Duration: 4 weeks)
The major topics covered in this module are:

  • Introduction to assembly, integration and testing activities
  • Major milestones of spacecraft integration and their importance
  • Documents related to AIT activities
  • Handling procedures for spacecraft systems
  • Interface checks (mechanical and electrical) and their importance
  • AIT sequence
  • System integration procedures and practices including grounding guidelines
  • Theoretical background for alignment and polarity checks
  • Different modes of satellite testing