India’s first micro satellite by students launched from Hyderabad

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Hyderabad added yet another feather in its scientific cap with the successful launch of India’s first student-led micro satellite from the balloon facility of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in the city in the early hours of Saturday. The balloon facility is located on the ECIL campus and the micro satellite will help in understanding cancer-causing cosmic radiation that constantly bombards the earth.
The micro satellite was developed by undergraduate students of BITS Pilani, Goa campus, under project Apeiro. The micro satellite is aimed at detecting and measuring cosmic radiation in stratosphere, one of the layers of atmosphere surrounding the earth.

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