|Mission type||Amateur radio|
|Operator||Anna University Madras Institute of Technology) campus chennai Tamil nadu|
|Mission duration||2 years|
|Launch mass||40 kilograms (88 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 April 2009, 01:15UTC|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||18 April 2012|
|Perigee altitude||402 kilometres (250 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||552 kilometres (343 mi)|
|Epoch||22 April 2009|
The Anna University Satellite, or ANUSAT was an Indian student research microsatellite designed, developed & integrated at Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chromepet, Anna University. Students and faculties of Madras Institute of Technology and College of Engineering, Guindy were involved in the design of ANUSAT.The director of the ANUSAT was Dr. P. Dhanraj, CASR, Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet. It carries an amateur radio and technology demonstration experiments. It was successfully Integrated at clean room facility at MIT, Chrompet, Chennai and 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.
ANUSAT was a cube with 23-inch (580 mm) long sides, and a mass of 38 kilograms (84 lb). It carried an amateur radio store and forward communications system, and also conducted technological research. This satellite was spin stabilised and spin axis is pointed normal towards the sun. The satellite was integrated and tested at MICSAT, the MIT Chromepet clean room.
AIAA IEEE Research article
TY - JOUR
AU - Balaraman, Swaminathan
AU - Shanmugam, J.
AU - Natarajan, P.
AU - Thambiurai, S.
PY - 2009/03/01
SP - T1 - Magnetic attitude control for a spinning spacecraft with cross product of inertia
DO - 10.1109/AERO.2009.4839584