Dhruva Space kicks off 2024 with LEAP series of hosted payload Space missions; set to validate P-30 Nanosatellite Platform onboard ISRO's PSLV-C58 on 01 January, 2024

‍Dhruva Space, a Hyderabad-based space technology start-up, is scheduled to launch its LEAP-TD mission on January 1, 2024. The mission will validate the functionality of Dhruva Space's P-30 nanosatellite platform and its sub-systems in orbit.

The PSLV-C58 is scheduled to launch on January 1 at around 9 AM from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Dhruva Space will collaborate with IIST for telemetry, tracking, and command activities.

Dhruva Space's P-30 Nanosatellite Platform is a scalable, modular platform that can weigh between <1 kilogram and 500 kilograms. These platforms can accommodate commercial, defence, and scientific missions in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and beyond.

Dhruva Space's launch services include:

Up to 10U Payloads
Flight computer with power and communication
Return to Earth at end of mission
Up to 3 months in orbit
Microgravity experiments
Technology demonstrations
Material Sciences |Fluid Sciences |Biological Sciences

The year 2024 for Dhruva Space lifts-off on a strong note, as the Hyderabad-based full-stack Space company proudly announces the LEAP-TD mission. This mission marks the imminent validation of Dhruva Space’s flagship P-30 nanosatellite platform.

Scheduled for launch aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C58 at 09:10 IST on 01 January, 2024 from the First Launch Pad at Sriharikota, this significant milestone marks a leap forward in Dhruva Space's commitment to advancing satellite innovation and Space exploration.

The upcoming ‘Launching Expeditions for Aspiring Payloads - Technology Demonstrator’ (LEAP-TD) mission will take off onboard the POEM platform on ISRO’s PSLV-DL, the variant of the PSLV equipped with two solid, strap-on boosters.

Dhruva Space’s LEAP Missions

‍The LEAP-TD mission features a derivative of the Dhruva Space P-30 satellite platform integrated to ISRO’s PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM), which allows in-orbit scientific experiments using the spent PS4 stage as an orbital platform.

The mission aims to validate the functionality and robustness of the P-30 platform and its various subsystems in-orbit. These subsystems include On-Board Computer, TTC in UHF, Beacon in UHF, Attitude Control System with a Reaction Wheel, and Power Distribution Board. Dhruva Space will also be collaborating with Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, for carrying out Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C) activities. This collaboration for LEAP-TD is indicative of a vibrant synergy between industry and academia, encouraged by Department of Space.

Designed for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) operations, Dhruva Space’s P-30 nanosatellite platform represents the culmination of extensive research, development, and engineering expertise which will be a determining enabler in the upcoming satellite missions of Dhruva Space and its customers.