Two Indian student-made satellites were launched by ISRO in the record-breaking 20-satellite launch on Wednesday.


  • The Sathyabamasat, made by students of Sathyabama University in Chennai, weighs less than 1.5 kg.
  • It is fairly advanced and functional for an amateur satellite, monitoring more greenhouse gases than other greenhouse gas monitoring satellites that were its co-passengers in the same launch vehicle.
  • The Sathyabamasat can detect levels of water vapour, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane and hydrogen fluoride in the atmosphere.


  • The Swayam, made by students from the College of Engineering, Pune, weighs less than 1 kg, and is meant to provide point-to-point messaging services to the amateur radio HAM network.
  • The two Indian satellites made by students are categorized as nano satellites because of their tiny size.

Source: Tech2 – Firstpost