An overview of the ‘Aryabhata’ project

  title={An overview of the ‘Aryabhata’ project},
  author={U. R. Rao},
  journal={Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences Section C: Engineering Sciences},
Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, was successfully launched into a nearearth orbit on 19 April 1975, from a USSR Cosmodrome. The primary objective ofAryabhata was to establish the indigenous capability in satellite technology.Aryabhata, weighing 358 kg, was quasispherical in shape, and had body-mounted solar cells and Ni-Cd chemical batteries as primary power sources. Other features of the spacecraft include power control systems, passive thermal control system, PCM/FM/PM telemetry system… CONTINUE READING