About: A Look at the Specs of Their Satellite and the Team Behind Them

  • Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021

If you have taken the time to read the homepage, then you should have learnt a lot more about SRMSAT - 1 and what it was built to do. You will also know that SRMSAT - 2 is in the pipeline and what the main objectives of building this satellite are. Obviously, these two great pieces of technology would never have been possible without the brilliant minds of the individuals that for the development team. Therefore, on this page, we are going to look at the team behind these projects as well as provide you with some great publications that you should read if you are interested in this topic and want to find out more.


Key Specifications of the Satellites

Before we go ahead and take a look at the brilliant minds behind these projects, we thought that it would be prudent to give you some of the key specifications for each satellite. If you are new to the world of satellites, there is a chance that most of this will not mean an awful lot to you. However, if it something that interests you and you start doing your own research, then if you ever visit this page again, you will be able to make a lot more sense of it.


Dimensions: 280mm x 280mm x 280mm

Weight: 10.4 kilograms

Attitude control: Solar Cell Management System, Global Positioning System, and on-board magnetometer

Uplink: 145.9 MHz

Downlink: 437.5 MHz

Beacon: 437.43 MHz

Revs per day: 14.10196386


Dimensions: 500mm x 502mm x 600mm

Weight: 86 kilograms

Payload: Radiation Dosimeter, Microwave Radiometer, Narrow Angle Camera

Propulsion: Monopropellant Reaction Control System and Bipropellant Primary Propulsion System

Attitude control: Reaction Wheels and RCS

Power: Two deployed solar panels that generate 142w and one body mounted 234 Wh battery

Uplink: 2110 to 2120 MHz

Downlink: 2200 to 2290 MHz


The Geniuses Behind These Projects

Now that we have taken a look at the important specs for both satellites, we are now going to give you the names behind the brilliance. Members of the team are responsible for different parts of the project, so we have put what each member is responsible for in brackets beside their name. So, without further ado, let’s get cracking.

  • Prof. D. Narayana Rao (Project Director)
  • Mr. Loganathan Muthuswamy (Project Architect)
  • Akash Ratheesh (Systems Engineer)
  • Kuldeep Rambhai Barad (Mission Design and Analysis)
  • Sri Harsha Pavuluri (Astrionics)
  • Kartik Naik (Mechanical Systems)
  • Aditya Patil (Mechanical Systems)
  • Krishna Thakkar (Mechanical Systems)
  • Abhav Prasad (Mechanical Systems)
  • Ritvik Pareek (Mechanical Systems)
  • Subham Kumar Gupta (Structure Subsystem)
  • Surya Bhan Singh (Structure)
  • Saksham Chaturvedi (Structure & Propulsion)
  • Amin Ali Mody (ACS and Payload)
  • Gokull Subramanian (ACS)
  • Arunima Prakash (Trajectory Design and Analysis)
  • Sakshi Namdeo (Mission and Payload Ops)
  • Tushar Sharma (Attitude and Orbit Dynamics)
  • Peeyush Tekriwal (ADS and Sensors)
  • Aman Pandia (ADS)
  • Shashank Dubey (ADS)
  • Pranava Bhatia (GNC)
  • Rajbir Singh (GNC)
  • Tarana Parvez K. (ADCS)
  • Shamik Mitra Mustafi (ADCS)
  • Sarthak Joshi (SFD)
  • Anamika K.R. (SFD)
  • Sanhita Padia (SFD)
  • Ishan Motarwar (SFD)
  • Yash Malandkar (SFD)
  • Sriharini Tumu (OBC)
  • Aman Kimothi (OBC)
  • Vineeth Raj (OBC)
  • Babiya Moirangthem (EPS)
  • Kshema George (TTC)
  • Mihir Patil (TTC)
  • Shivam Sharma (TTC)
  • Ankit Patel (Power)
  • Revanth Chowdary (Power)
  • G. Kaavya (OBSW)
  • Moinak Bandyopadhyay (OBHW)
  • Snehasish Dawn (OBHW)
  • Hemant Choudhary (OBHW)
  • Vatsal Bhatia (OBHW)
  • Isha Mohan (OBHW)
  • Rounak Datta (OBSW)
  • Darsh Ashik Naik (OBSW)
  • Anurag Muralidharan (OBSW)
  • Siddharth Dash (Thermal)

So, as you can see from this extensive list, it is a huge team that is responsible for the development of these two satellites. If we have missed anyone off from the list, we would like to apologise, and stress that it was not intentional.

Publications That Are Worth Reading

We are now going to finish this article by looking at some of the best publications on this topic that are available to read at this current moment in time. If you really want to learn more about satellites, then we highly recommend that you take the time to read the following publications as you will learn an awful lot from all of them:

  • “Lunar Brightness Temperature Models and Radiometer Design for Small Satellites" by Barad, K., Mody, A.A., Namdeo, S., Ratheesh, A., Naik, K., and Pavuluri, S.H.
  • “Attitude Determination and Control System Design for SRMSAT-2: A Micro Class Lunar Orbiter” by Mody, A.A., Sharma, T., Tekriwal, P., Ratheesh, A., and Barad, K.
  • “Autonomous Navigation: Optical State Acquisition Systems for Lunar and Interplanetary Small Satellites” by Mody, A. A. and Barad, K.
  • “Thermal Analytical Procedure for Small Satellite Bound for a Lunar Mission” by Naik, K. P.