The conception of SRMSAT dates back to August 2008 when the vision of launching a student satellite was put forward in a seminar taken by eminent space scientist D.Raghavamurty. Enlightened by the scope and importance of such a magnificent multi- disciplinary field like space technology, the University embarked on a journey traversed by few.
The objective of SRMSAT is to monitor green house gases in Near Infrared region 900nm – 1700nm. A grating spectrometer is employed for the monitoring of Earth-based sources and sinks of anthropogenic and natural sources of greenhouse gases.
Name SRMSAT NORAD 37841 COSPAR designation 11058D Inclination (degree) 19.967 RAAN 311.999 Eccentricity 0.0011202 ARGP 189.187 Orbit per day 14.10077689 Period 1h 42m 07s (102.12 min) Semi-major axis 7237 km Perigee x apogee 851 x 867 km Drag factor 0.000000000 1/ER Mean anomaly 170.839
437.500 MHz beacon 12wpm
437.500 MHz FM AX25 2400 bps
145.900 MHz FM AX25 1000 bps
Character 6: Satellite Mode 1. P - Sensing Mode 2. X - Communication Mode 3. C - Normal Mode 4. Z - Detumbling Mode Character 7: Magnetometer Status 1. C - On 2. P - Off 3. X - Error 4. Z - Ready Character 8: GPS Status Character 9: Payload Status Character 10: Temperature Status 1. C - Less then 0 degree celcius 2. P - 0 to 10 degree celcius 3. X - 10 to 20 degree celcius 4. Z - 20 to 30 degree celcius 5. 6 - 30 to 40 degrees celcius 6. 4 - Above 40 degrees celcius Character 11: Battery Status 1. C - Less than 7 V 2. P - Between 7V and 7.3V 3. X - Between 7.3V and 7.6V 4. Z - Between 7.6V and 7.9V 5. 6 - Between 7.9V and 8.1V 6. 4 - Larger then 8.1V
Launched. (PSLV-C18 Successfully Launches Megha-Tropiques & other Three Satellites including SRMSat)
will be launched on October 12th, 2011 at 05:30 UTC (07:30 CEST) along with the Megha Tropique satellite on the PSLV-C18 launch vehicle from ISRO’s spaceport in Sriharikota, India.
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Unable to receive srmsat on northern and southern hemispheres