On January 1, 2024, a satellite named BeliefSat-0, developed by the student satellite team of K J Somaiya Institute of Technology (KJSIT), known as New Leap Labs, is scheduled to launch as part of the ISRO PSLV C-58 mission.
4th January 2024
Dr. Umesh Shinde
Area of Interest
K J Somaiya Institute of Technology
On January 1, 2024, a satellite named BeliefSat-0, developed by the student satellite team of K J Somaiya Institute of Technology (KJSIT), known as New Leap Labs, is scheduled to launch as part of the ISRO PSLV C-58 mission. This satellite is designed exclusively for the Amateur Radio community, offering crucial functions such as UHF to VHF Voice Repeating, APRS Digipeating, and Telemetry over VHF.
Highlights of the Project:
Student Initiative: The satellite is the result of the hard work and dedication of our engineering students at New Leap Labs (KJSIT), showcasing their exceptional talent and innovation.
Collaboration with ISRO IN-SPACe: The satellite is hosted on ISRO IN-SPACe’s PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM), highlighting our collaboration with the Government of India’s Department of Space (DOS). This initiative encourages and supervises NGOs and academia in undertaking space activities.
Accessible Space-Tech: The success of this project underscores that space technology is accessible to those who dare to dream. It is not limited to Organisations and Institutes of National Importance but extends to passionate individuals in educational institutions like ours.
Global Impact: The satellite's reach extends globally, benefiting the Amateur HAM Radio Community worldwide. It will uplift operators by providing accessibility to satellite technology.