Two representatives from Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) left for Bengaluru, India yesterday for an eight-week intensive course in space technology titled ‘The UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training by ISRO (UNNATI)’.

NiAT’s representatives are Siti Nur Aazzah binti Pehin Dato Haji Abdul Aziz and Wong Teck Sion who were commended and supported to attend the course by the High Commission of India in Brunei Darussalam.

Counsellor at the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam Ravi Chander and Chief Executive Officer of NiAT Lim Ming Soon were present to send-off the pair at Brunei International Airport.

The pair will be joined by 30 other participants during the course at U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The programme covers three modules – Basics of satellite technology and its applications; nano Satellite missions; and hands-on training on nano satellite assembly, integration and testing.

Nano satellites are small-sized satellites equivalent to a shoe box but with the capabilities and functionalities of a conventional satellite and weighs between one and 10kg. Apart from their size and reduced cost, the biggest advantage is the short time required to develop each model.