PISAT, a small, 6-kilo satellite spearheaded by PES University, Bangalore, and sponsored by four engineering colleges from Tamil Nadu and Kerala is the latest university-driven spacecraft to queue up for launch into space.

Over 100 students from across faculties have been working at it for nearly two years at PESU’s clean room. The experimental spacecraft carries an imported camera with a resolution of 80 metres to observe Earth from about 600 km above ground.