Gorakhpur Varsity MMMUT To Send Satellite To Space with ISRO's Help To Study Rivers

Madan Mohan Malavi University of Technology of Gorakhpur (MMMUT Gorakhpur) is now going to launch a new initiative, under which MMMUT is preparing to send satellites into space with the aim of giving further new height to research, said a report by Navbharat Times.

For an uninitiated, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT) has its roots with Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College (MMMEC), established in 1962. MMMUT was established in year 2013 by the Govt of Uttar Pradesh after reconstituting the old MMEC. It was established due to lack of technical education in Uttar Pradesh when Roorkee University went to Uttrakhand, a newly created state in year 2000.

The Navbharat Times report further said, the University management aims to complete the project by January 2024. The project will be prepared in collaboration with Indian Space agency ISRO.

The satellite weighing 5 kg has been named "Guru Gorakshnath" and the university aims to place it into the space by January 2024. Besides MMMUT, it was in 2016, when students from COEP Technological University (formerly College of Engineering Pune) made a Pico satellite named SWAYAM which was launched by ISRO. With a total weight of 1 KG, the satellite was launched with Cartosat 2C on 22nd June, 2016.

The report further added, MMMUT is going to launch a new and larger initiative aimed at providing students with better and greater resources for research under which there is a preparation to send satellites into space. ISRO will be launching the satellite and to ensure the slot the university management is in constant contact with ISRO.

The university administration has been involved in preparations for the purpose of wearing this project. A team of 21 members has also been formed for this. The team consists of 11 meritorious students from various departments of the university. Five senior teachers have also been placed in the expert team as part of their cooperation and guidance.

MMUT Vice Chancellor Professor JP Pandey said that the university is serious and preparations have also started to build its educational satellite by teaming up with ISRO. It will be a complete effort to install Guru Gorakshnath satellite into space by the second fortnight of January 2024 which will be a matter of pride for the university as well as the region and the country. The funds have been arranged by the university administration for its construction.

An agreement has been made with a private agency to provide funds, and if needed, the university will also use its money in savings for this satellite project to accomplish, said the Vice Chancellor.

Professor JP Pandey said that its primary objective is studies on rivers such as pollution in rivers, encroachments around rivers, the damage from it and the balance of chemical substances in rivers can be studied.

Speaking about space technology activities in Uttar Pradesh, astronomers of IIT-BHU are involved in 'Aditya L1' satellite mission project. Aditya L1 is India's first space-based Indian mission to study the Sun.

IIT BHU scientists have earlier designed several satellite devices. In December 2020, ISRO announced that it will set up its Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at IIT-BHU


Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post
Like this content? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get latest updates.