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IIT-Kanpur plans to launch nano satellite 'Jugnu' in September

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KANPUR: IIT-Kanpur's indigenously built nano satellite 'Jugnu' is likely to be launched by the end of September from Sriharikota, an official of the institute said today.
ISRO scientists have given the green signal to the engineering model, while the flight model is being assembled in Banglore, IITK Registrar Sanjeev Kashalkar said.
Over 62 students and faculty members of the institute worked hard to built 'Jugnu' weighing 3 kg, he said.
On being asked about the delay in the project, he said it took some time for the faculty members and students as it was an indigenously built satellite.​

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That's a better move from them.But i think it may get failed too.Anyways Let's hope for the best.
 

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Would you like to launch our own satellite and track it too ?

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