Chandrayan-2 mission has 3 components from Sona College of Technology, Salem
Bengaluru: As Chandrayan-2, India’s ambitious moon mission seeks to create history on September 7, scores of Researchers, Professors and Doctoral students from Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu are viewing the landmark event with excitement tinged with pride.
For Chandrayan-2, Sona College’s Special Electrical and Electronics Drives Division (SPEED) has supplied three products for Chandrayan-2. These are fuel mixer motors that mix liquid oxygen with fuel, the Doppler mechanism for Vikram module to guide the laser to ensure smooth landing on the moon and the Sona Mechanical Research team-built Robotic arm for Vikram module for picking sand and rock samples from the moon.
This is not the first time that the Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, AICTE-CII best industry linked institute, has supplied the components to the Indian Space Research Organisation.
The pioneering R&D efforts of researchers at Sona College’s SPEED Division have led to the institute supplying ISRO with special purpose BLDC (Brushless DC) motors for Satellites and Rockets as well as Lunar Robot for many earlier space missions.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recognized Sona as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).
Sona College of Technology, has been doing pioneering research and developing key technologies and components for Indian space missions.
“Today is an exceptionally proud day for Researchers, Professors and doctoral students from Sona College of Technology, Salem as years of intense indigenous research effort have contributed, in a small way, to smooth landing of Chandrayan-2. These efforts will go a long way in India’s quest to unravel what is on the moon,” says Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman, Sona College of Technology.
In September 2017, Sona College of Technology students, along with students from 5 other colleges, helped launch a student PICO satellite from ISRO facilities.