The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has given its nod to Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology's (MANIT) ambitious nano-satellite project — Azad-1.
The ISRO which has given one year to complete the project would launch it in 2016.
The 30 students of different branches of engineering including electrical, space science, electronics and computer science are working on the project under the guidance of their faculty members.
The project would not only help scientists and students study the Sun in depth but would also aid them in on-board data-handling, altitude determination and control, electrical power system, telemetry, structural thermal and mechanical subsystems.
The control room of the satellite will be constructed in MANIT.
When contacted, director MANIT Appu Kuttan confirmed the information.