PICO, a satellite developed by Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, will be launched from ISRO’s Sriharikota facility

A satellite is a moon, a comet, or a computer orbiting a planet or a star. As it orbits the sun, the Earth, for example, is a satellite. Since it orbits Earth, the moon is indeed a satellite. Satellites come in a variety of sizes and forms. Most, though, share at least two components a power source and an antenna.

The antenna transmits and receives data frequently to and from Earth. A solar panel or a battery may be used as a power source. Solar panels generate electricity by converting sunlight. Satellites are essential because the bird-eye vision that the satellites provide allows them to see vast parts of the Globe at one time. This capability means that satellites can gather more data faster than instruments on the ground. The move is because the spacecraft is flying over the fog, pollen, and gases in the atmosphere that can obscure the view from the ground floor.

Before the satellites, the TV signals weren’t going too far. The TV signals are just traveling in straight lines. So, they will quickly move through space instead of exploring the Earth’s curve. Perhaps the mountains or the high buildings will block them. Phone calls to remote locations were also a concern.

It is complex and costly to set up telephone lines over long distances or underwater. Satellites, TV messages, and phone calls are transmitted out to the satellite. Then, nearly immediately, the satellite will send them back to various places on Earth. Satellites provide data that aids scientists in forecasting weather and climate change. The data also aids public health authorities in tracking illness and drought, farmers in determining the crops to grow, and emergency responders in responding to natural disasters. On the other hand, the Engineering and Technology Institute of Sri Shakthi will launch the Indian Space Research Organization’s Sriharikota satellite on 28 February. Students and teachers worked on their dream of having their satellite from 2010 and setting up a research center. S. Thangavelu, Chairman of the university, said that the initiatives began in June 2020 following the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the private sector, educational institutions, and collaboration with the ISRO of the IN-SPACe.He also added that, even though the PICO satellite is just 460 grams in weight, it can function in the same way as other 10 kg large Nanosatellites.


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