Chandigarh University
Center for Research in
Space Science & Technology

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Breakthrough in space science & technology

The establishment of Kalpana Chawla Center for Research in Space Science & Technology is a pivotal milestone for the students of Chandigarh University towards building new intellectual capabilities and strengthening our country's knowledge infrastructure and communication efficacy through the exploration of new frontiers in Space Science and Technology.

Chandigarh University is the first university in India to run real-time ground station operations from the Kalpana Chawla Center for Research in Space Science & Technology.

Chandigarh University aims to provide the best learning and growing opportunities to young and innovative minds with a platform where they can carve a niche for themselves. The state-of-the-art Center is an initiative to generate curiosity and inspiration in young minds for research on the future of humankind and will assist students to dive deeper into the knowledge of space science and elevate the space research technology of the country, developing national capacity in Enabling Technologies and promoting youth participation in space-related activities.

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Ground Station Features
From Sky to Space

  • Can Communicate with all countries' Ground Station, which are members of SatNOGS
  • Research on 3D Printed Aluminum/Plastics Structures that can be used in SPACE explorations
  • Thermal Study of Materials in Vacuum
  • Experimental studies on Compact Structures of satellites for LEO
  • Experimental Materials for Antennae and Deployment Methods
  • Unmanned Arial Vehicle Design
  • Center for research in Geospatial
  • Model Rocketry Lab
  • Star Gazing Center

Our north stars

Padma Shri

Prof. R.M. Vasagam

  • Space Scientist, Specialist, Space Systems & SLVs
  • Chancellor, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
  • Chancellor, Karpagam University, Coimbatore Vice President(admin) Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute Madhuravoyal, Chennai
Padma Shri

Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai

  • Space Scientist, Specialist,The Moon Man of India
  • Vice President - Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST)
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, National Design and Research Forum (NDRF)
Padma Shri

Y.S. Rajan

  • Eminent Professor & Scientist
  • Honorary Distinguished Professor - Space Research Organization

Dr. K. Gopalakrishnan

  • Professor & Dean(R&D), New Horizon College of Engineering

Dr. L. V. Muralikrishna Reddy

  • President, Indian Technology Congress Association & UNISEC - India
  • President, 75 Students' Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022

Learning Outcomes
for Students

  • Students gain experience of the complete process: defining the Mission, design, development/ constructing, programming, testing, launching, and analysis.
  • Acquired knowledge and experience as a precursor to application-based implementation to other projects stimulating students' critical and higher-order thinking skills.
  • Opportunities for existing/future students for "Learning by Doing" which is the Highest in RBT Level of Learning
  • Pedagogy- right from manufacturing, environmental testing, satellite integration, spaceport, launch vehicle, range, and spacecraft operations etc.
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Opportunity to incubate

INR 500K

Seed Money




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CU-Technology Business Incubator

Chandigarh University focuses and promotes the culture of 'Creating Jobs', it stimulates and nurtures inquisitive minds to shape their ideas in actual businesses.

  • Technology Business Incubator (Govt. Supported and Recognized)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (Govt. Supported)
  • 120+ Start-ups and 22 Start-ups Graduated

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