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Home : Missions : Student Satellitess : SWAYAM Last updated on: 22-Jun-2016


A pico satellite Developed by College of Engineering, Pune, under the technical guidance and support from ISRO
Mission objectives
  • To demonstrate passive attitude stabilization in polar low Earth orbit using a permanent magnet along the direction of Earth's magnetic field and two pairs of hysteresis rods, each pair mounted along two axes mutually perpendicular with respect to axis of the magnet.
  • To characterize the 434-438 MHz amateur HAM band for low Earth orbit
  • Point-to-point messaging services in HAM band
  • Messaging capability: 18,00,000 messages (70 bytes each)
Structure 1U Cubesat,
Satellite dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm x 113.5 mm
Satellite mass : 990 g
Attitude stabilization system Stabilization detection using a 3-axis MEMS Gyroscope
Pointing accuracy: <= 8o
Drift rate: <= 0.3o/s
Onboard computer 32-bit microcontroller,
Storage: 2 GB
House-keeping Sensors 11 Voltage Sensors and 11 Current Sensors, 4 Temperature Sensors
RF Communication Amateur band
One deployable UHF dipole antenna & Beacon
Battery 13,600 mAh Li-ion cells
Solar Array Body mounted Triple-junction solar cells
Power generation: 2.5W
Thermal management Passive thermal control system
Altitude/Orbit Approximately 509 km, Polar
Inclination 97.41o
Launch Date June 22, 2016
Launch Vehicle PSLV- C34
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India