EDUSAT is the first Indian satellite built exclusively for serving the educational sector. It is mainly intended to meet the demand for an interactive satellite based distance education system for the country and strongly reflects India’s commitment to use space technology for national development, especially for the development of the population in remote and rural locations.
The 1950 kg EDUSAT was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). From GTO, EDUSAT will reach the 36,000 km high Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing, in stages, its on board Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM). In GSO, the satellite will be co-located with KALPANA-1 and INSAT-3C satellites at 74 deg East longitude.
Compared to the satellites launched in the INSAT series so far, EDUSAT will have several new technologies. The spacecraft is built around a standardized spacecraft bus called I-2K. It has a multiple spot beam antenna with 1.2 m reflector to direct precisely the Ku band spot beams towards their intended regions of India, a dual core bent heat pipe for thermal control, high efficiency multi-junction solar cells and an improved thruster configuration for optimised propellant use for orbit and orientation maintenance. The satellite uses radiatively cooled Ku-band Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) and dielectrically loaded C-band DEMULTIPLEXER for its communication payloads.
EDUSAT carries five Ku-band transponders providing spot beams, one Ku-band transponder providing a national beam and six Extended C-band transponders with national coverage beam. It will join the INSAT system that already has more than 130 transponders in C-band, Extended C-band and Ku-band providing a variety of telecommunication and television services.
To cater the benefits
of distant education to the student populace of the State, IT @School
Project has established 15 EDUSAT Training Centers (ETCs) one each at every district. These centers are
used for interactive sessions for both departmental and educational purpose.
The following are the details of ETCs in Kerala.
IT@School, Jagathi, Thiruvananthapuram
||Sahani R District Coordinator, Thiruvananthapuram Mobile:9895178390
Phone: 0471 2337307
IT@School, Govt SN UPS, Pattathanam
District Coordinator Mobile 9446325709
Phone: 0474 2743066
||DIET Thiruvalla, Market
Road, Thiruvalla P.O., Pathanamthitta District , Pin 689101
||Sudev Kumar V(District Coordinator) Mobile:9447907657
Phone: 0469 2740575
||Govt. Muhammadan HSS for
Girls Alappuzha, Collectorate P.O.
Alappuzha 688 001
District Coordinator, Mobile:9747014264
Phone: 0477 2230210
Conference Hall, Civil Station, Kottayam
District Coordinator Mobile:9447202505
Phone. 0481 2334950
District Office,IT@School Project,
Near Press Club Thodupuzha
|Reshmi M Raj (District Coordinator) Mobile: 9446576197
Phone. 0477 2230210
||Regional Resource Centre
(Artist Centre), Near Govt HSS
Edappally, Cochin 24
|Jayadevan C S
Phone: 0484 2334950
Govt Model HSS for Boys
|C.K.Ajai Kumar (District Coordinator) Mobile:94474 06749 Phone:0487 2327159
||GHSS Ottappalam East ,
Ottappalam East P.O Pin 679101
||V P Sasikumar
District Coordinator ,Mobile 9447340822
IT@School, Civil station, Malappuram
Phone : 0483 2731692
District Panchayath Bldg, civil station Kozhikode
|Manoj Kumar V District
Phone. 0495 2376543
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Panamaram,
Mob: 94475 45778
Phone. 04935 220191
||District Office,IT@School Project,
GVHSS Kannur(Sports) Campus,Kannur 670002
Phone. 0497 2701516
||District office, IT@
Near Guest House, Pulikkunnu
Phone. 04994 225931
||Sri.Murukan Kattakkada . Head Edusat,
IT@School Project, State Project
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram 12
Phone: 0471 2529800, 0471 2345028, Fax: 0471 2529810
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