SS AMU SAT
A Students' Satellite Initiative
The SS AMU SAT project is an initiative by the Students and Alumni of Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology. The project was concieved during a discussion among a small group of students and alumni during the Winters of 2021, at the AMU RoboClub.
Finally, in the early week of December, 2021, this project kick-started after everal rounds of discussions. It is pertinent to mention that there has also been an observation of the NAAC committee, that visited in December 2021, to innovate in the area of Aerial Technology; and thus, the timing of this project could never have been more suited.
In the weeks to come, the team grew from a handful to a dozen, to design the following subsystems:
Many alumni have been called in for help and guidance. Experts from ISRO and people with prior experience in satellite design have been helping to make this project a success, and eventually commissioning in the Lower Earth Orbit (LEO).
Whenever a problem seems unviable people do say to take a step back and view it from far. Our team has taken it quite literaly, in fact 500km far.
The satellite houses a payload that shall monitor the economic growth of our Nation using a novel machine learning algorithm. The acquired data shall be matched with the data available on public domain and any deviation will be duly evaluated and reported. This system shall bridge the gap between theoritical implementation and the actual outcome of economic policies. It is planned to make all the raw data available in public domain for researchers, economists and data scientists.
Prof. Sufiyan Beg
Zakir Husain College of Engg. & Technology
Prof. Ekram Khan
Dept. of Electronics Engg., ZHCET
Dr. Mohammad Sharique
Dept. of Electronics Engg., ZHCET
Dr. Adil Sarwar
Dept. of Electrical Engg., ZHCET
Mr. Ateeb Ahmad
Dept. of Mechanical Engg., ZHCET
Mr. Raunaq Qaiser
Dr. Nazeer Ahmad
Dr. Abdullah Amir Hayat
Mr. Faraz Ahmad
Mr. Ishrat Jamal
Mr. Ghulam Sarwar
Mr. Mohammad Talha
Mr. Monis Khan
- Mr. Zahid Hussain
- Ms. Ifrah Andleeb
- Ms. Ilma Shah
- Mr. Mohd Azhan
- Mr. Kanuj Chitranshu
- Ms. Poorti Varshney
- Ms. Sana Khan
- Ms. Kanika Johri (for G/S)
- Mr. Ahsan Waseem (for G/S)
- Mr. Amzar Faisal
- Mr. Inayat Rasool
- Mr. Mohammad Suhaib, B.Sc. (Phy.)
- Mr. Mohammad Afzal
- Ms. Tahreem Zaidi, M.Tech. (Comm.)
- Ms. Kulsum Iliyas
- Mr. Anant Agrawal
- Mr. Abdul Hadi
- Ms. Tanu Attri
- Ms. Disha Singh
Mr. Ranajay Mallik
Mr. Alok Mittal
Mr. Atul Bhargav
Mr. Punit Jain
Ms. Hemlata Pandey
Mr. Salil Jain
Mr. Prashant Pandey
Mr. Manoj Kumar
Mr. Karan Jagdale
Mr. Vineet Kala
Features. The nameplate of our spacecraft.
Small | Light | Beautiful
|Name||SS AMU SAT|
|Dimensions||300mm X 100mm X 100mm|
|Type of Orbit||Circular Polar Orbit in LEO|
|Power||Solar and Battery powered|
|Attitude Correction||Available with Magneto-torquers and Reaction Wheels|
|Communication System||Beacon on VHF, UPLINK and DOWNLINK on UHF/ S-Band|
Yes, we are nearly there! See our progress for yourself.
The preliminary designing has nearly ended. Thanks to the experts aroud the globe who have helped to realise our ideas.
Orbit. The final destination!
Polar | Lower Earth Orbit
|Semi Major Axis||6884.75 m|
|Argument of Perigee||0 deg|
|True Anomaly||0 deg|
|Orbit Altitude||506.75 km|
|Orbital Velocity||7.60887 km/s|
|Orbital Period||1hr 34min 45sec (94.75 min)|
|Ground Track Repetition||15.48 times in 24 hrs|
We are not there yet! But we know how it will look.
A simulation of the spacecraft in the orbit.
Respected Visitor, Thank You for your interest, and we appreciate the time that you have taken to go through our website. In terms of funding, the project requires a huge amount to fabricate, test, launch and commission the Satellite into the Orbit. So far, the students have managed to run this project with their own contributions. We have obtained the estimate through the FAQ published by the 75 Student Satellite Programme initiated by the ITCA. However, the members have been trying to manufacture the components in-house so as to bring down the overall cost. Further, the expenses have been minimised by throrough planning and ZERO wastage policy.
Considering the total requirement, it is evident that the small pool of students' contribution will not be sufficient to launch our project into Space. In view of this, generous contribution is requested from all to help us realise this project.
The details for donation shall be updated very soon on the website.
Monetory contributions are most welcome but we would also appreciate your kind efforts to procure the intended items. The list of components that we are intending to buy is available with the Project Incharge (Prof. Ekram Khan | firstname.lastname@example.org) and Project Mentor (Mr. Faraz Ahmad | email@example.com). Alternatively, for our dearest contributers who wish to make monetory donations, we shall provide the account details upon request.
The interested contributers may e-mail their contact informations to the Project In-charge or Project Mentor as mentioned below. The list of required components and equipment shall be notified along with the link to online stores.