Lovely Professional University (LPU) has announced the establishment of ‘Professional Space Station for Multiple Satellites Tracking and Telemetry’ at its campus. The station will not only act as a resource for LPU and its researchers but will also be a virtual lab for other educational institutions in India and neighboring countries.
The space station would allow students and researchers to communicate with the international space stations as well as receive data from nanosatellites and other spacecraft.
“The university’s goal is to infuse concern in students for space research, equip them with relevant data and enter the field of space research, including tracking and data acquisition, laser/optical lab for futuristic communication systems and more,” added LPU.
The station will function under LPU’s ‘Centre for Space Research’ inaugurated last year by Dr Sudhir Mishra, scientist and director general (BrahMos), DRDO, Ministry of Defence.
As per an official notice by LPU, the space center engages the trainee students in satellite system design and system engineering, satellite payload and sub-system design and development, satellite assembly, integration, and testing; satellite launch, operation, payload data processing, application in the area of navigation, remote sensing, meteorology, and space science.