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HAMSAT

Launch Date:05.05.2005

hamsat

HAMSAT is a Micro-satellite for providing satellite based Amateur Radio services to the national as well as the international community of Amateur Radio Operators (HAM). It consists of two transponders-one indigenously developed by Indian Amateurs, with the expertise of ISRO and the experience of HAMSAT-INDIA. The second transponder has been developed by a Dutch Amateur Radio Operator and Graduate Engineering student at Higher Technical Institute, Venlo, The Netherlands. It was successfully launched onboard PSLV-C6 along with CARTOSAT-1 from SDSC, SHAR on May 5, 2005 into a 632 x 621 km polar orbit.

Mission

Experimental

Lift-off Mass

42.5 kg

Communication

S-band

Stabilization

Spin stabilized:
Sensors: Magnetometer, Twin
slit sun sensor and
temperature sensors.

Payload

2 Transponders

Launch date

May 5, 2005

Launch site

SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India

Launch vehicle

PSLV-C6

Orbit

618 km polar Sun synchronous
Orbit

Mission Life

Nominal 6 Years: Operation
continues in 2012.

Achievements

1. For the first time, the state-of-the-art Second Launch Pad (SLP) was used for the launch of PSLV.

2.India’s contribution to the International community of Amateur Radio Operators.

3. Brings ISRO’s Satellite services within the reach of the common man and popularizes Space Technology among the masses.

           

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