Indian aerospace manufacturer, Ananth Technologies reported its milestone contribution to the SSLV-D2 launch by ISRO on Friday.The aerospace manufacturer has supported the vehicle launch with its spacecraft JANUS-1 and EOS-7.
JANUS-1 is a software-defined 6U technology, with its master systems integrator (MSI) developed by Ananth Technologies, while the demonstration satellite was developed, with the Antaris cloud computing platform and SatOS software, along with XDLinX’s modular spacecraft.
However, the complete Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for JANUS-1 was successfully conducted at Ananth’s new AIT facility in Bengaluru’s Aerospace Park. It also fully indigenized the high-efficiency and mission-optimized Solar Panels of JANUS-1.
The Hyderabad makers designed and built JANUS-1 in just 10 months saving 75 per cent of the cost over comparable satellite missions. JANUS-1 carries 5 different payloads including IOT and communication systems.
The EOS-7 satellite, the primary payload of the SSLV-D2 launch was developed by Ananth’s Bangalore spacecraft team contributing various avionics subsystems for EOS-7 including IRU, BMU, LEMA and DC-DC converters packages.
In addition to this, Ananth Technologies’ Thiruvananthapuram unit made significant contributions to the country’s space vehicle launch.
The aerospace makers went the extra mile, supporting critical NGC packages including VLV-Dry and PYRO cards. The VSSC in all of the electrical harnessing of avionics sub-assemblies for the mission was also aided by the company.
Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, chairman and managing director of Ananth Technologies expressed, the successful launch of JANUS-1 proves the power of Anataris and XDLinx’s software and bus platforms respectively when coupled with Ananth’s manufacturing and AIT prowess.
He highlighted the cost and time saved through the approach, as immense and best for the industry.