Pak student contributes to successful launch of satellite in China


A Pakistani student contributed to successful launch of satellite in China, according to a report carried by Gwadar Pro on Monday.

APSCO-SSS-1, a student satellite designed and developed by China’s Beihang University in collaboration with student researchers from countries including Pakistan, blasted off aboard a Long March-2D rocket in north China’s Taiyuan city in recent week.

“I had the unique opportunity to study and analyse the Electric Power Subsystem (EPS) of SSS-1.

My focus was the solar array used to power SSS-1 onboard equipment,” said Zeenat Rajar, a Pakistani student who participated in the development of SSS (Student Small Satellite)-1 while studying at Beihang University in 2019, at the launch of the satellite.

According to Beihang University, SSS-1 is a 30kg micro-satellite with a dimension of no more than 350mm × 350mm × 650 mm.

The satellite is one of the three student satellites (namely SSS-1, SSS-2A and SSS-2B) that construct a constellation named as APSCO SSS system

It is learned that SSS-2A, led by China’s Shanghai Jiaotong University and supported by student researchers from countries such as Pakistan, was launched on the same day (Oct 14) as SSS-1 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre.—INP

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