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VSSUT’s ‘Young Tinker Space 2183’ Students to Partake in ISRO Competition 

VSSUT’s ‘Young Tinker Space 2183’ Students to Partake in ISRO Competition 

Sambalpur: Eight students affiliated with Young Tinker Space 2183, from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Burla, have earned an esteemed invitation to partake in the final stages of ISRO’s prestigious ‘Student CANSAT Launch Competition 2024’.

Hosted by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and other esteemed entities, this competition offers an unparalleled platform for emerging innovators to exhibit their prowess in the ever-evolving realm of aerospace engineering and satellite technology.

Over the past year, this team has poured their collective efforts into the design and fabrication of a satellite, with each member contributing their specialized skills. They stand as the sole representatives of Odisha in this challenging endeavor. The students unveiled their project at Young Tinker Academy in Bhubaneswar on April 6th, 2024.

The team members include: Subhranshu Ranjan Das (Project Manager), Ayushman Jena (Team Lead), Faizur Rahman (Mechanical Subsystem), Subhankar Nayak (Recovery System), Inayatulla Khan (Avionics Subsystem), Pallabi Parimita Nayak (Ground Control System), Debankar Subhram (Algorithm Development), and Swagat Sekhar Panda (Integration and Testing).

This remarkably talented cohort of students has diligently crafted a satellite the size of a can, endowed with state-of-the-art capabilities for monitoring altitude, air pressure, temperature, velocity, orientation, and visual descent. Their innovative project not only showcases their technical acumen but also underscores their steadfast dedication to scientific exploration and innovation. The satellite’s casing was 3D printed at Young Tinker Space 2183, VSSUT Burla. Collaborative efforts from student clubs like Idea and Innovation and VSSIC also contributed to this project.

The students have invested over a year in meticulous work on the CANSAT, encountering numerous challenges along the way, from design iterations to material shortages. Yet, their team’s unwavering commitment has been exemplary. Despite setbacks and failures, they persisted, refining their designs and surmounting obstacles. Particularly noteworthy is their utilization of a self-manufactured carbon fiber structure, cleverly perforated for weight reduction and streamlined installation of electronic subsystems.

The culmination of the competition is scheduled to take place at the CANSAT event ground in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on April 16th and 17th, 2024.

Faculty Advisors – Prof. Banshidhar Majhi (Vice-Chancellor of VSSUT Burla), Prof. Debadutta Mishra (Student Dean), and Dr. Harish Kumar Sahoo (Faculty) extend their congratulations to the team for their remarkable achievement. Additionally, Mr. Anil Pradhan & Mrs. Vaishali Sharma, founders of Young Tinker Foundation and alumni of VSSUT Burla, express their appreciation for the team’s efforts and pledge their support.

This project received support from Ideaspedia, Intellect Design Arena, Nucleus Software Engineering P Ltd, and Infovision Inc.

Another team of U19 students from Young Tinker Foundation secured the 3rd position worldwide at the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021. Their streak of excellence continued with another accolade in 2023.

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