WhiteHat Jr and EnduroSat Team Up to Let Kids “Code a Satellite”; Launch of the Ayana satellite to encourage space exploration



  • The satellite, named Ayana, was part of the payload carried by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare rocket, launched May 25 at 6:35 p.m. GMT from Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.

  • The initiative is part of WhiteHat Jr’s “Code a Satellite” program through a partnership with EnduroSat, a leading space services organization.

  • This is a one-of-a-kind program where thousands of children can access the live satellite to explore space and experience working as a space scientist.

In its effort to introduce new experiences of learning and innovation, White Hat Jr will provide its students with access to a live satellite to encourage space exploration and give first-hand experience in space science. The satellite, named Ayana, was developed by leading space services organization EnduroSat with contributions and expertise from the WhiteHat Jr. team. Ayana was part of the payload carried by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare rocket, launched on May 25 at 6:35 p.m. GMT, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. Ayana will create a unique applied science opportunity for thousands of students who will be able to send commands and access data from a live satellite operating in space.

WhiteHat Jr and EnduroSat launch Ayana Satellite

Ayana is the result of WhiteHat Jr’s”encode a satellite“, which is designed for WhiteHat Jr students to imagine, create, and explore space with the help of Ayana. Before accessing Ayana, students will need to have a basic understanding of coding to ensure that they are able to unleash true potential Students will have a unique opportunity to:

  • Track and monitor Ayana’s journey in real time with an exclusive 90-degree camera

  • Observe Earth’s landscapes and weather

  • Understanding the Correlation Between Power and Solar Collector Values

  • Simulate the behavior of satellites by modifying the values ​​of the sensors

WhiteHat Jr and EnduroSat launch Ayana Satellite

Speaking of the initiative, Ananya Tripathi, CEO of WhiteHat Jr. said, “We always believe in creativity, exploration and innovation beyond limits. Satellite and space technologies are often considered out of reach and difficult to access for students. With the Code a Satellite program, we will be able to democratize space technology and offer our students an exceptional opportunity to interact with a satellite in orbit in real time. We’re confident it will excite and encourage thousands of bright young minds around the world and help them code like space scientists as they build their projects..”

From analyzing sensor data (there are more than 30 sensors on board the satellite, including infrared, temperature, solar and gyro sensors) to controlling cameras and taking photos, to relaying messages, the applied science opportunities that students can access are vast. More than 500 children have already registered for the ‘Code-a-Satellite‘ program to become spatial coders through this program. WhiteHat Jr is the first edtech company in India to make live satellite accessible to children through this program.

About WhiteHat Jr.

WhiteHat Jr was launched with the unique mission of empowering children to become creators rather than consumers of technology. The company channeled the natural creativity of students through an engaging curriculum and the personalized, live attention of teachers. WhiteHat Jr’s more than 11,000 teachers deliver thousands of LIVE online lessons every day on its proprietary platform. Cumulatively, the company has delivered over 8.5 million courses to date. WhiteHat Jr was acquired by BYJUS, the world leader and India’s largest Edtech company, in 2020.


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