Successful launch of Swayam

Swayam has been successfully launched from SDSC by PSLV C34 at 9:43 am on June 22,’16

Flight Model assembly and testing completed – Flight Model handed over to ISRO

The assembly along with bench level tests were completed at ISAC, Bangalore in the month of January 2015. Subsequently the satellite was also subjected to acceptance level environmental tests of Vibration and Thermo-Vacuum in month of February to test functioning of satellite in space like conditions. The satellite undergone all the tests successfully with no damage seen. Swayam has been now handed over to ISRO and is being launched on 22 June in 2016 along with Cartosat-2C by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-34!

The Critical Design Review (CDR) successfully cleared at ISAC, Bangalore

A CDR was held at ISAC, Bangalore on 17th September 2014 where the design specifications along with the test results of all the subsystems and the satellite as a whole were presented before the committee of ISRO scientists. All the results were approved by the committee members and Swayam got a green signal for going ahead with the Flight Model and its launch!

COEP Satellite Team successfully completes the Environmental tests on Qualification Model

The Qualification Model was subjected to rigorous high level qualification level environmental tests of Vibration and Thermo-Vac to check the ability to survive launch loads and conditions of extreme temperature and vacuum in space. The tests were performed at ISAC, Bangalore and VSSC, Trivandrum in May 2014 and the Qualification Model was functional was functional throughout all the tests with no performance degradation observed.

COEP Satellite Team completes the assembly and bench level tests on the Qualificaton Model

The COEP Satellite team completed the assembly and bench level tests on the Qualification Model of Swayam in February 2014 making it ready to undergo the harsh Environmental tests at ISRO!

COEP Satellite Team signs an MOU for the launch of ‘Swayam’

The COEP Satellite team signed an MOU with ISRO on 23rd May, 2013 at the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore for the development and launch of Swayam Satellite.

COEP Satellite Team gears up for the Qualification Model and Flight Model

The team recently visited ISRO Satellite Center, Bangalore and successfully cleared the Preliminary Design Review with ISRO. The project is a cross disciplinary platform and students can gain a rich experience in Space Technology. The team geared up for fabrication and assembly of Qualification Model which was subjected to high level qualification tests. After validation of the same, a replica of it i.e Flight Model was assembled and tested to acceptance levels which will go in space.

COEP Ground Station now Functional

The Ground Station was successfully set up at the Metallurgy department roof. The students themselves designed the interfaces for the antenna rotor assembly. Presently the Ground Station houses a crossed Yagi antenna and has received beacons from many Amateur Radio Satellites.

COEP Satellite Team at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy

In October, members of the COEP Satellite team presented 2 papers at the 63rd IAC in Naples, Italy. The Power subsystem participated in the 43rd Student Team Competition and published the paper A Modular, Efficient, Low Cost Power System for Picosatellite Applications in October 2012. The On board Subsystem presented “Open Source Student Satellites: Benefits and Improvisation” in the 13th UN/IAA Workshop on Small Satellite Programmes in the Service of Developing Countries. Their work was highly appreciated by the international community.


 Nishchay Mhatre was awarded the Luigi Napolitano Award at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa

Former Project manager and OC team Lead, Nischay Mhatre was awarded the Luigi Napolitano award at the 62nd IAC, Cape Town, South Africa in October 2011. The award is given annually by the International Astronautical Federation to a young scientist under the age of 30 for outstanding work in the aerospace area. Nishchay is the first Indian to receive this award. The team presented 2 papers in the 62nd IAC: “A Modular, Generic, Low cost Onboard Computer system for Nano/Pico Satellite Applications” and “A hybrid Approach to Radiation Fault Tolerance in Small Satellite Applications”.