BRAC Univ’s mini satellite Annesha 3B to hit space by May 2017

16 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

BRAC University on Wednesday announced the estimated launching of Annesha 3B, a miniature satellite to low earth orbit by May 2017.

At a signing ceremony in university premises, Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dr Syed Saad Andaleeb also announced the agreement with Japanese partner, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) in satellite venture.

Once placed in orbit, the satellite would generate high quality photographs of Bangladesh, meteorological data, vegetation, flood, urbanisation, sea area etc and the students and faculties would be able to analyse those for academic and research purposes.

Three BRAC University students, Raihana Shams Islam Antara, Abdulla Hil Kafi and Maisun Ibn Monowar – who helped design Annesha 3B at KIT's lab and their mentor Prof Mengu Cho, director of the Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (LaSEINE), joined the programme from Japan and University of Texas Assistant Prof Dr Arifur Rahman Khan joined from USA, through Skype.

Director General of the Spectrum Division of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Col Md Nasim Pervez, was present during the occasion.

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