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World’s Smallest Digital Space Weather Instrument

In the year 2021, Kalaari Capital backed Digantara with a seed funding of USD 2.5 Million.

The World’s first commercial space-based weather Instrument from Digantara started by the Lovely Professional University’s Alumni, Anirudh Sharma and Rahul Rawat, under the incubation of IISC Bangalore, this is India’s one of the first commercial payloads that will utilize PSLV’s PS-4 orbital platform.

DigantaraThis digital space weather instrument has an extremely small footprint with power consumption of <20mW. The simplicity of integration makes it ideal to place in any satellite that goes to space, irrespective of size, shape or application. This will enable Digantara to increase the amount of empirical space weather data that will be available in quasi-real time.

Congratulating Team Digantara for this phenomenal and groundbreaking achievement, Dr. Ashok Kumar Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University said, “It gives us immense pleasure when our students are able to scale new heights. Would like to congratulate Anirudh Sharma and team for this achievement”. At LPU we focus on practical learning. Recently, we made significant investments in space research with an installation of a state of the art satellite ground station. Our researchers are devotedly working day and night towards the launch of LPU’s satellite.

 “With a growing population in near Earth orbit coupled with increasing space based applications such as in-orbit refueling, servicing, space tourism there is a need for high fidelity situational awareness to ensure effective space operations. Just as terrestrial navigation services are essential for the ground logistic sector, serving as an infrastructure layer for various companies , we can leverage Space – MAPs capabilities towards providing an infrastructure layer for effective space operations” says Anirudh Sharma, CEO of Digantara and an alumni student of LPU.

In the year 2021, Kalaari Capital backed Digantara with a seed funding of USD 2.5 Million. Using the amount, the startup aggressively strengthened its capabilities for furnishing a technology demonstration of its hardware infrastructure by sending an asset to space in less than a year.

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Nitisha Dubey

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