NASA Launches World Lightest Satellite Designed by TN Student

       Published : Jun 23, 2017 13:00 IST    

NASA Launches World Lightest Satellite Designed by TN Student

Indian student born in Tamil Nadu had created history when NASA launches his lightest satellite on Thursday. This world’s smallest light weight satellite is created by team of 7 members headed by 18 year old student Rifath Sharook. It is named as Kalam Sat after the former President and scientist Abdul Kamal.

It is 3D printed and Carbon fiber polymer satellite; the first time 3D printed technology is used in the space and it s weighs 64 grams. With launch of this satellite India had proved again it is superior in science and technology. Global space record was created.

Dr. Srimathy Kesan, founder and CEO of Space Kids India had supervised the project. Part of the components were supplied from India and other parts from abroad.

Mean time India's PSLV C-38 rocket had launched today which carries 31 satellites including Cartosat-2 and 30 Nano Satellites. It has 29 nano satellites of 14 countries including America, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and others.

It also carries NIUSAT satellite, developed by Noorul Islam University in Kanyakumari district.

 

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