IIT students’ satellite ‘Jugnu’ launched into space

A satellite built by students of IIT Kanpur, ‘Jugnu’, is was launched on 12th October, 2011. Jugnu was launched with the latest version of India’s indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) which was managed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

The satellite designed by a group of students and teachers from the institute in collaboration with scientists from the ISRO scientists is one of the smallest satellites built till date. It took the team three years to give the satellite ‘Jugnu’ its final shape.

Students, felt that they were given a golden opportunity to work on a project and got a chance to look at India’s space research programme closely.

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