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Mission type Amateur radio
Operator Anna University Madras Institute of Technology) campus chennai
COSPAR ID 2009-019B
SATCAT no. 34808
Mission duration 2 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 40 kilograms (88 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 20 April 2009, 01:15 (2009-04-20UTC01:15Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV-CA C12
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Contractor ISRO
End of mission
Decay date 18 April 2012
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 402 kilometres (250 mi)
Apogee 552 kilometres (343 mi)
Inclination 41.2 degrees
Period 94.14 minutes
Epoch 22 April 2009[1]

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. V. Ramakrishna, professor at College of Engineering, Guindy.[2] It carries an amateur radio and technology demonstration experiments. It was successfully 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.

The satellite's development was sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation, who were also responsible for launch services.[3]

ANUSAT was a cube with 23-inch (580 mm) long sides, and a mass of 38 kilograms (84 lb).[4] 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.


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
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  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "ANUSAT". Gunter's Space Page. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ "ANUSat (Anna University Microsatellite)". EOPortal. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 

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