“Jugnu”, is a new nano-satellite developed by the IIT Kanpur in association with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The project was launched in 2008 by a small team of students and today it includes more than 45 students and 14 professors.” Jugnu” is planned to be launched into orbit later this year.
The life span of this nano-satellite is set for one year during which it will perform several missions from studying the vegetation patterns to water bodies and soil by using Near-IR camera. “Jugnu” will provide valuable information regarding flood, drought and disaster management.
The low weight and cost-effective nano-satellite could play a significant role in the future of satellite development activity.
For more information regarding the 'Jugnu' project please visit: http://www.iitk.ac.in/me/jugnu/