18-Year-Old Indian Teen Designs the World’s Smallest and Lightest Satellite
Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old Indian teen from Pallapatti town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu developed the world’s lightest and smallest satellite weighing only 64 grammes for NASA- “KalamSat”.
This was named after India’s ex-president and one of the respected and celebrated nuclear scientists “Late APJ Abdul Kalam”.
It will be launched on 21st June 2017 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which will be a milestone moment for Rifath. He said this would be a sub-orbital flight and 240 minutes would be its mission span after the launch. It is also the first satellite, which was developed via revolutionary technique-“3D printing”.
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