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August 3, 2009

IIT-Kanpur students made Nano-satellite "Jugnu"

IIT-Kanpur students made Nano-satellite

Kanpur: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Nano-satellite "Jugnu" made by students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) in December 2009.

"A team of 20 students from our institute has made the nano-satellite," said Prof. S.G. Dhande, Director of IIT-Kanpur

The weight of the satellite is less than 10 kilograms. The satellite is made worth of 2 ½ Crores.

The satellite will give information related with drought, flood, agriculture and forestry.

In addition to this IIT-K will also celebrate its golden jubilee from August 2009 to December 2010.

The inauguration is from August 8th-9th 2009. Inaugural address will be delivered on August 8.

Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, the non-executive chairman and chief mentor of Infosys, will join the function as Chief Guest. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT-K. http://www.indiaedunews.net

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