72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021

October 2021: Four members of the team represented Anant at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021 held at Dubai,UAE from 25th to 29th. Mridul Saxena,Ahaan Shah,Jay Panchal and Kartikey Srivastava of the structural and thermal subsystem were the authors of two papers presented at the conference. The first paper describes the design and prototyping of noval antenna deployment system for CubeSat . The second paper describes the structure and vibrational analysis of structure of a 3U CubeSat.

Arsh — Team Anant's premier event

With great pleasure, we invite you to ARSH, a unique interactive talk session with leaders from both the Public and Private Sector giving first-hand accounts about their time working in the Space Industry. Our objective is to create awareness about the present opportunities in the space industry and how students can prepare for them.

Talk 1: 2nd April, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Speaker - Karthik Dokania,
Senior Systems Engineer, NewSpace Research and Technologies.

Talk 2: 4th April, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Speaker - Debadatta Mishra
Senior Space Systems Design Engineer and Project Manager, ISRO

IEEE Aerospace conference 2020

March 2020: Nishant Gupta represented the team at the IEEE Aerospace conference 2020 held at Yellowstone, Montana, USA. Nishant is the telemetry subsystem lead and author of two out of three papers presented at the conference. The first paper describes the design procedure of an onboard and ground station telemetry architecture for a Cubesat. The second paper is primarily authored by Avishek Prasad, and details the interface architecture between the Telemetry and OBC subsystems. Lastly, Nishant presented a paper on behalf of other team members from ADCS. This paper investigates the instabilities in detumbling algorithms, which are used to lower the angular velocity of a satellite.

International Astronautical Congress 2019

October 2019: Nihal Singh represented BITS Pilani at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington D.C., USA. He presented an EPS subsystem paper describing the hardware architecture of the subsystem including an overview of the circuit simulations performed and the hardware testing results obtained.

11th European CubeSat Symposium

September 2019: Nishant Gupta represented BITS Pilani at 11th European CubeSat Symposium held at University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. European CubeSat Symposium is the major CubeSat and NanoSat event in Europe.
Nishant gave a presentation on the flight plan design for a telemetry microcontroller. Basically, various modes the telemetry microcontroller will undergo during its flight depending upon the situation.

Team Anant visits ICSS Hyderabad

February 2019: The team participated in a student competition and won the third position. ADCS presented their orbital simulator, the Mechanical and Thermal Subsystem presented their thermal control system and the Payload subsystem presented their Filter Wheel prototype. Tushar Goyal's orbit propagator got distinctly praised by Mr. V.K. Saraswat, member of NITI Aayog. The members also attended a workshop on small satellite design and various presentations.

The team at IIT Bombay

January 2019: 4 members of the team visited IIT Bombay, home of the Pratham nano-satellite to attend their workshop on ground station development. In addition, the KJ Somaiya institute of engineering and information technology presented their lessons on ground station manufacturing.

International Astronautical Congress 2018

October 2018: Rutwik Jain represented BITS Pilani at the International Astronautical Conference in Bremen, Germany. He presented an interdisciplinary paper written by members from each subsystem of the team. The paper describes the design of a flight plan - essentially detailing the sequence of operations followed by a satellite post launch.

Open Source Cubesat Workshop, 2018

September 2018: Tanuj Kumar was in Madrid, Spain, earlier this year to attend the European Space Agency Conference. He delivered a talk on Open Source and Open Data, and also introduced Team Anant to the gathering. Openness is the key to the research intensive approach of Team Anant. We intend to contribute by sharing our Hyperspectral images for free.

International Astronautical Congress 2017

September 2017: Tushar Goyal from ADCS and Saurabh Raje from OBC presented a paper each at IAC 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. The papers were titled "Design and Development of a Three-axis Controlled Helmholtz Cage as an in-house Magnetic Field Simulator for CubeSats" and "Design of an On-Board computer of a satellite"

Design for Space Challenge

October 2016: Team member Joy bagged the 3rd and 5th position in India and at the International level respt. in the “Design for Space Challenge”. It involves designing a 3D cube satellite using Autodesk Fusion 360. The winner, out of 1800 participants from all over the world, was given an opportunity to interact with NASA astronaut, Yvonne Cagle. Joy has won a cash prize of $750 and his design would be featured on the Autodesk Design Academy website. For more information, click here.

Team @ Tech-Expo Hyderabad

October 2016: A group of 17 members of Team Anant showcased the satellite project at the Tech Expo held at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus from 14th to 16th October 2016. The Team was awarded the First Prize of Rs. 30,000 and received positive and overwhelming reviews from Researchers, Faculty and Students alike. They competed against numerous outstanding projects such as Humanoid Robots and Cost Effective 3D Printers from all over the nation.

Paper presentation @ 6th European Cubesat Symposium

Our first paper presentation at the 6th European Cubesat Syposium, Estavayer Le Lac, Switzerland during 14 to 16th of October 2014. "A review of Attitude Determination and Control System for Nanosatellites" presented by Mr. Pinakin M Padalia. For more information, click here

Presentation @ BITSAA Global Meet (BGM)

Project Anant was among the projects selected for BGM, 2014 showcase and was appreciated by our alumnus. Mr Prem Jain, Co- CEO & CFO of Insieme, remarked the project as ambitious and a beacon of inspiration.

The first Satellite Tracking!

The first ground station set up with existing antenna and transceiver. Tracked a weather satellite and reconstructed the image of India. The project was done in 2013.