|Mission type||Remote Sensing
|Launch mass||3 kilograms (6.6 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||12 October 2011|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan FLP|
Jugnu (Hindi: जुगनू), is an Indian technology demonstration and remote sensing satellite which will be operated by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Built under the guidance of Dr. N. S. Vyas, it is a nanosatellite which will be used to provide data for agriculture and disaster monitoring. It is a 3-kilogram (6.6 lb) spacecraft, which measures 34 centimetres (13 in) in length by 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in height and width. Its development programme cost around 25 million rupee. It has a design life of one year.
Jugnu's primary instrument is the Micro Imaging System, a near infrared camera which will be used to observe vegetation. It also carries a GPS receiver to aid tracking, and is intended to demonstrate a microelectromechanical inertial measurement unit.
The Primary Objectives of the mission were:
1. To initiate research activities towards development of MEMS based Nano-satellite. 2. To test new cheap solutions for the future cost effective space missions.
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