NEW DELHI: On Monday, space tech company Digantara launched the world’s first commercial space-based weather system, ROBI (ROBust Integrating proton fluence meter), on the Indian Space Research Organisations’ PSLV-C53 Mission.
The company said it is one of India’s first commercial payloads to use PSLV’s PS-4 orbital platform.
Digantara’s digital space weather instrument has a patent and uses less than 20 megawatts of power. It has a very small footprint. Because it is easy to put together. It is perfect for putting in any size, shape, or type of satellite that goes into space.
This will also let Digantara increase the amount of real-time data about the weather in space that will be available. Follow our website Stoptechy.com to find out about the most recent news!!!!!
Anirudh Sharma and Rahul Rawat, who went to Lovely Professional University, started Digantara with help from IIS-C Bangalore. In 2021, Kalaari Capital gave the company a start-up loan of $2.5 million. With the money, the new company worked hard to improve. Its ability to send an asset into space in less than a year as a technology demonstration of its hardware infrastructure.
“Just as terrestrial navigation services are important for the ground logistics sector and serve as an infrastructure layer for many companies. We can use Space-abilities MAPs to provide an infrastructure layer for effective space operations,” he said.
Space weather is a complicated thing that happens when high-energy particles, plasma, and electromagnetic waves from the sun. The rest of the universe interact with the Earth’s magnetic field.
A big space weather event can affect both space systems and systems on Earth. This kind of event can cause problems with power grids, high-frequency communication systems, and position, navigation, and timing (GPS) systems, making it hard to talk to people and get around on Earth.
Estimates show that a major space weather event can cause up to $3.4 trillion in damage. SpaceX recently lost 40 satellites in a similar way.
Also, the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm constellation operators saw. hat the rate at which their satellites fell due to Solar Drag went up by a factor of six.