Young Tinker Academy presents
Student Satellite Program
Registration for the 2022 Young Tinker’s Student Satellite Program (YTSSP) is now open! Teams made up of 4 to 6 school students, aged 12-20 years old, from India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are invited to participate.
Young Tinker’s Student Satellite Program (YTASSP) offers young students the platform to learn, design, build and launch small-sized Satellites namely CanSat and Cubesat.
An opportunity to be a part of India’s first Mega School Student Satellite launching program with a team of school-going students who will create and launch their own CubeSat/CanSat. Students can join via Offline/Hybrid mode.
Registration / Selection procedure (Induction) :
Students have to fill in the application form available online on the Academy’s website.
Phase-1 shortlisting will be done on the basis of responses given via the form.
Phase-2: Shortlisted students will be interviewed via a telephonic call.
Phase-3: Shortlisted students will be interviewed via a video call.
Final Phase: The Head of Induction will send emails only to selected students.
Registration: Students need to fill out the registration form and NDA along with the registration amount.
- 15 June 2022 – Registration begins
- 31 August 2022 – Registration ends
- 01 Sep to 10 Sep 2022 – Interview round
- 01 Sep 2022 – Training begins (offline teams)
- 15 Sep 2022 – Training begins (hybrid teams)
- 29 Oct 2022 (Tentative) – Hands-on training begins (offline + hybrid teams)
- 07 Nov 2022 (Tentative) – Hands-on training ends (offline + hybrid teams)
- 14 Nov 2022 (Tentative) – Satellite launch via Sounding Rockets (OR Helium Balloon)
NOTE : Launch date may vary
Modes of participation:
- Your participation will only be confirmed after the registration.
- Once your team is registered, you can opt for Offline mode OR Hybrid mode:
- For Offline mode, the session and hands-on satellite development will be organized on Saturday & Sunday at Bhubaneswar Campus, Odisha.
- For Hybrid Mode, the session will be organized online on any 2-weekdays depending on the availability of the mentor.
- The session timings are generally between 3-6 PM. (timings may change).
- The hands-on learning sessions will be organized between 29 Oct to 07 Nov 2022 (Tentative) at Bhubaneswar Campus, Odisha.
Eligibility for the program:
- Participation is open to individuals, and teams of young people aged 12-20 years old.
- Good verbal communication and have a passion for space, science and technology.
- Induction to this program is through the selection process only.
- Students team must include students from any one school only.
- Only 10 teams will be selected.
- Students from India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka are only allowed.
- Registration Amount: If any individual or a team is selected, then they need to register with the following amount:
- For the Individual Student group (only after the confirmation from YTA authority), the registration fee will be INR 34,499 per student.
- For Students in a group of 2-4 students, the registration fee will be INR 29,499 per student.
- For Students in a group of 5-8 students, the registration fee will be INR 24,499 per student.
- Every group will receive a satellite development kit to develop their satellite.
- Every student member will receive their personal merchandise from the academy.
- Students enrolled for the 1-year program (2022 – 2023 Batch) at Young Tinker Academy need not register for this program with a fee. On selection, they will directly be added to the team. Important
- All participants whose entries comply with the guidelines will receive a special participation certificate and their project will be made public on the online platform.
- There will be only one team from each school.
- In the case of multiple teams, YTA will decide the participation.
- Materials, machinery and skills required for satellites will be provided by YTA.
- The class schedule will be fixed and the students need to follow the schedule only.
- Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. All the interviews will be taken by our mentors/faculties.
- Amount paid is non-refundable.
- In the case of a team, the team captain will be interviewed primarily.
- Team members will be interviewed over a group video conference.
- Group Satellite kits won’t be delivered to students.
- All hands-on activities will be conducted at the academy only.
- Accommodation will be provided to outstation students between 29 Oct to 07 Nov 2022 (Tentative). Students may opt for any other accommodation facilities.
For more information mail us at [email protected]
Existing Project: YTSAT 2.0
YTSAT 2.0 was developed by a group of 10 students to determine the Air Quality index and find a possible solution for climate change. The aim of this launch is to study the amount of pollution caused by industries and vehicles in the atmosphere in today’s world. The students have included various sensors like temperature sensors, humidity sensors, and air quality sensors on their own satellite.
The size of CubeSat is 12.3cm x 12.3cm x 12.3cm. It has a mass of 1.28 kg (generally less than 2kg).
Students have given the power supply so that this sensor can work properly. The YTSAT 2.0 consists of two circuits “the sender circuit” and “the receiver circuit”. The communication between them is done using Arduino nano and LoRa (long-range distance) module and other electronic equipment.
The working of this satellite can be explained in 4 stages.
- Stage 1 – involves the launching of a satellite with the help of a helium balloon (as helium is light gas).
- Stage 2 – involves the ascent of a satellite. At this stage, as the satellite moves up it will collect different data such as air quality, temperature, and humidity. This collected data will be sent to the ground station where students can see and use this information.
- Stage 3 – is when the satellite reaches maximum height i.e., 20-25 km. At this height, the helium balloon will burst, and then the satellite will start to come down with the help of a parachute that is fixed in YTSAT 2.0.
- Stage 4 – involves the descent of the satellite. During this time, the satellite again repeats the same task of collecting data and sending it to the ground station.
The advantage of YTSAT2.0 is it can be used for climate and environment monitoring, pollution levels can be detected, etc.