Indian teenager 3D prints “world’s lightest satellite” to launch on NASA rocket

Indian teenager 3D prints “world’s lightest satellite” to launch on NASA rocket

Indian teenager Rifath Sharook has designed the “world’s lightest satellite” using a 3D printed carbon fiber reinforced polymer. The satellite, which weighs just 64 grams, is expected to launch on a sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Island facility, Virginia in June. Sharook has named the 4 cm device the ‘Kalam Sat’ in reference to former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. 18 year-old, Rifath Sharook is from the small town of Pallapatti in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and designed the satellite for a competition. Rifath Sharook with the Kalam Sat. Photo via Cubes in Space. Proof of […]

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