ARLA/CLUSTER: Satélite desenvolvido por estudantes indianos volta a dar sinais de vida passado um mês no espaço

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Student ham radio satellite returns to life

The Mumbai Mirror newspaper reports on the return to life of the
Pratham amateur radio satellite built by Indian Institute of
Technology Bombay (IIT-B) students

After one month of radio silence, the ground station at the Indian
Institute of Technology, Bombay, received a signal from Pratham
satellite on the morning of December 17, suggesting that it was still
alive and kicking. Pratham is the first satellite to be sent into
space by an IIT.

The satellite had received signals in the first few weeks after its
launch on September 26, this year, but had gone quiet in November, due
to technical difficulties, causing team members to worry if it was
still operational.

“The fact that we received a signal on Saturday suggests that the
satellite has now stabilized and is back to collecting data,” said
Ratnesh Mishra, project manager of Pratham. While Mishra says that the
incoming signal means that the satellite is functional, data transfer
is yet to take place.

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