ANUSAT launched at 01:15 UTC

The student-built 40-kg micro educational satellite ANUSAT carrying an Amateur Radio payload was launched on Monday April 20 from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Satish Dhawan space centre.
The launch vehicle was ISRO’s PSLV-C12, which as well as ANUSAT also carried RISAT-2, a 300-kg radar imaging satellite.
ANUSAT (Anna University Satellite) is the first satellite built by an Indian University under the overall guidance of ISRO and will demonstrate the technologies related to message store and forward operations.
The Amateur Radio payload is a 145/435 MHz Digital Store and Forward system developed by students at the university and the planned orbit was at 550 km with an inclination of 41 degrees.

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