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Organisation Anna University Chennai (College of Engineering, Guindy and Madras Institute of Technology)
Major contractors ISRO (LSP)
Mission type Amateur radio
Launch date 20 April 2009
01:15 GMT
Carrier rocket PSLV-CA C12
Launch site SDSC SLP
Mass 40 kilograms (88 lb)
Orbital elements
Regime Sun-Synchronous Circular orbit
Inclination 41°
Orbital period 90 minutes
Apoapsis 550.0 kilometres (342 mi)
Periapsis 550.0 kilometres (342 mi)

The Anna University Microsatellite, or ANUSAT is an Indian student research microsatellite designed, developed & integrated at Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology(MIT), Chromepet, Anna University. 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.[1]

ANUSAT is a cube with 600-millimetre (24 in) long sides, and a mass of 40 kilograms (88 lb).[2] It carries an amateur radio store and forward communications system, and will also conduct technological research. This satellite is spin stabilised and spin axis is pointed normal towards sun. This satellite is integrated and tested at MICSAT, MIT Chrompet clean room.


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