The 18-Year-Old had launched the lightest satellite the world have ever seen. You will be shocked to know that the satellite weighs just 64 grams. The satellite will be launched by NASA sounding rocket on June 21 from Wallops Island.
18 Year Old Indian Boy Develops World’s ‘Smallest’ satellite For NASA
Well, an eighteen-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu is all set to break a global space record because the 18-Year-Old has designed the lightest satellite the world have ever seen. You will be shocked to know that the satellite weighs just 64 grams.
Eighteen-Year-Old Rifath Sharook designed KalamSat, the lightest satellite in the world. The satellite will be launched by NASA sounding rocket on June 21 from Wallops Island. Let me tell you, this will be the first time an Indian student’s experiment will be piloted by NASA.
Rifath while speaking to TOI said that mission span will be 240 minutes and the little satellite can operate for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. He explained:
“The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre,” He also said that his satellite was selected through a contest known as “Cubes in Space” which is jointly organized by NASA and an ‘I Doodle Learning’ organization.
He further said “We did a lot of research on different cube satellites all over the world and found ours was the lightest,” Rifath said that the satellite is made mainly to reinforced carbon fibre polymer.
He said, “We obtained some of the components from abroad and some are indigenous”. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.