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ISRO Invites Applications for UNNATI Training Program, Engineers and Science Students can Apply Online

ISRO UNNATI training program will be conducted at URSC Bengaluru, and engineers and science students from various countries can apply

ISRO has invited applications for the tired batch of its UNNATI training program. UNNATI, which stands for UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training by ISRO, was announced during the Symposium to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50). The program, which is 2 months long, will provide an opportunity to the participating countries to strengthen their capabilities in assembling, integrating and testing nanosatellites.

A batch of 30 participants will be selected who will be organized into 3 groups of 10 members each. Each group will work on Assembly, Integration and Testing of a Nanosatellite. The course will be conducted at URSC from 15 October to 15 December 2022. Since the training will be conducted in English, only candidates with working knowledge of English need to apply. The training program aims at building nano satellites through intensive theoretical sessions and practical exposure, and the training module participants provided an opportunity to assemble and test a nano satellite.

Who Can Apply for ISRO UNNATI Training Program?

The official website mentions the following details about participating candidates:

  • The ISRO UNNATI training program is aimed at engineering, or science graduates or post graduates who have an aptitude to learn space technology, design of circuits for various space systems and management of space systems.
  • Each participating country will have to nominate a team of 2 members consisting of one mechanical engineer and one electrical or electronics engineer.
  • In case a desired engineering candidate is not available, the alternate nominee must have physics background.
  • Priority will be accorded for the applicants from countries which have not got benefitted from previous two batches.

What the ISRO UNNATI Training Program Will Cover?

The following important topics will be covered as part of the training:

  • Introduction to satellite technology.
  • satellite applications.
  • mission objectives.
  • Mainframe systems.
  • Payload systems.
  • Ground segment and mission operations.
  • Data reception, or product generation.
  • Data utilization.
  • Nano satellite missions.
  • Hands-on training on nano satellite assembly, integration and testing.

How to Apply for ISRO UNNATI Training Program?

Interested and eligible candidates will have to apply online using their email addresses on the official website before 15 July 2022. Selected candidates will be given economy class air fare to and from the country of origin to Bengaluru, India. Furthermore, boarding and lodging shall be provided by URSC, ISRO. So far, ISRO has successfully conducted two batches of the Course benefitting 60 participants from 33 countries which are Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan , Kenya, Malaysia, Magnolia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam.