Satish Dhawan SLP
20 April 2009
| Anna University Madras Institute of Technology) campus chennai|
RISAT‑2, PharmaSat, StudSat, TacSat‑3, Nanosat‑1B
The Anna University Satellite, or ANUSAT was an Indian student research microsatellite designed, developed & integrated at Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chromepet, Anna University. Students and faculties of Madras Institute of Technology and College of Engineering, Guindy were involved in the design of ANUSAT.The director of the ANUSAT was Dr. P. V. Ramakrishna, professor at College of Engineering, Guindy. It carries an amateur radio and technology demonstration experiments. It was successfully launched aboard a PSLV-CA designated PSLV-C12, along with RISAT-2, from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The launch was carried out at 01:15 GMT (06:45 IST) on 20 April 2009.
The satellite's development was sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation, who were also responsible for launch services.
ANUSAT was a cube with 600-millimetre (24 in) long sides, and a mass of 40 kilograms (88 lb). It carried an amateur radio store and forward communications system, and also conducted technological research. This satellite was spin stabilised and spin axis is pointed normal towards the sun. The satellite was integrated and tested at MICSAT, the MIT Chromepet clean room.