India-Bhutan SAT launched –

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Bhutan launched its second nano-satellite, the Indo-Bhutan SAT (INS-2B) on 26 November, marking a historic milestone in its area journey.

The Indian Area Analysis Group’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite tv for pc Launch Automobile (PSLV) launched a satellite tv for pc developed by India and Bhutan into area. PSLV C54 carried India’s Earth Statement satellite-06 and India-Bhutan SAT together with different satellites from the Satish Dhawan Area Heart in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The satellite tv for pc was constructed by 4 engineers from the Division of Info Know-how and Telecommunication (DITT) beneath the Ministry of Info and Communications, Bhutan and India.

Delivering His Majesty’s message on the profitable launch of the satellite tv for pc at an occasion in Thimphu, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering thanked the Authorities of India, ISRO and the crew.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally tweeted “India-Bhutan satellite tv for pc is a logo of the particular relationship we’ve with the folks of Bhutan”.

The Minister of International Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar mentioned the historic occasion has been achieved because of the collaboration of a devoted crew of area engineers and scientists from ISRO and Bhutan.

The Indo-Bhutan satellite tv for pc was launched from Sriharikota, Andra Pradesh on November 26

                                The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried nine satellites

The Polar Satellite tv for pc Launch Automobile carried 9 satellites

Recognizing the optimistic affect that the South Asian satellite tv for pc could have on Bhutan’s socio-economic improvement in areas corresponding to communication and catastrophe administration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised one other transponder for Bhutan as a present to the folks. hui bandwidth is supplied. of Bhutan,” he mentioned.

The satellite tv for pc has the primary functionality to amass full photographs utilizing the Nano-MX payload, which was developed by ISRO. It should seize photographs of Bhutan in 4 spectral bands.

The bottom spatial decision that may be achieved is 29 m for the reason that satellite tv for pc is 506 km above the Earth.

The satellite tv for pc picture information will probably be utilized by the Distant Sensing Group for purposes corresponding to forest mapping, human settlement improvement, landslide research and rooftop photo voltaic power evaluation.

The second payload, designed and constructed by Bhutan, will be capable to ship messages from orbit to beginner radio customers utilizing its DigiPeater payload.

India has supplied Bhutanese engineers with sensible coaching in satellite tv for pc building and testing, processing and analyzing satellite tv for pc information on the UR Rao Satellite tv for pc Heart in Bengaluru.

5 faculties of the Royal College of Bhutan—Royal Thimphu Faculty, Sherubtse Faculty, Faculty of Science and Know-how, Jigme Namgyal Engineering Faculty and Gelpozhing Faculty of Info Know-how—have established beginner radio stations. One other radio station may even be arrange on the Druk Gyalpo Institute in Paro.

The satellite tv for pc weighs 17.8 kg and has a mission lifetime of six months.

ISRO can be working with Bhutan to arrange a floor station in Thimphu to obtain information from satellites.

In August 2019, India and Bhutan collectively opened the South Asia Satellite tv for pc Floor Station in Thimphu.

Bhutan-1, the nation’s first satellite tv for pc, an academic CubeSat, was launched into area on August 10, 2019 by 4 engineers with DITT as a part of their grasp’s diploma in Japan beneath the BIRDS-2 program.

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