Completion of third batch of UNNATI programme at URSC, ISROHome/Completion of third batch of UNNATI
Completion of UNNATI batch- 3
The third batch of UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training by ISRO (UNNATI) by URSC/ISRO was conducted between October 15, 2022, and December 15, 2022. Thirty-one participants from 19 countries attended the training.
A total of 107 lectures were organized in two major parts: 70 lectures on general satellite technology and 37 lectures on nanosatellite design and testing. The faculty comprised of experts from various centers of ISRO namely URSC, SAC, ISRO HQ, ISTRAC, and IISU. The lecture sessions, which began on October 17, 2022, got concluded with an interactive session chaired by Director, URSC on November 18, 2022.
During the hands-on training sessions that commenced on November 21, 2022, the participants were divided into three teams. Each team was given the opportunity to integrate various subsystems of a nanosatellite. This was followed by training on disassembled mode tests, panel closure, and assembled mode tests. The sessions concluded with antenna and solar panel deployment and thermal implementation. The teams made a presentation to a review committee on their learning and takeaways from the sessions.
Participants visited the facilities at the ISITE campus of URSC covering cleanroom, checkout, CATF, CATVAC, and HILs on December 14, 2022. The rich cultural heritage of India was presented to the participants through a Bharatanatyam performance involving expressive songs and dances.
The valedictory session was held at URSC on December 15, 2022. Chairman ISRO and Director URSC presided over the function, with Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy) MEA, Govt of India as the Chief Guest. Chairman, ISRO thanked the participants and hoped that they remain connected with URSC/ISRO as their Alma Mater. The Chief Guest congratulated URSC/ISRO for the successful conduct of the program and wished the participants to score high in their space endeavor.
The participants appreciated the programme and ascertained that it was the knowledge enriching and memorable. They opined that the program, in addition to helping them gain technical knowledge, helped them get along with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and countries.