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POSTED AT 02:25 AM 16-05-2017

Indian Teen builds lightest Satellite


An Indian teenager by the name Rifath Shaarook from chennai has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite. This device will be put into orbit at a NASA facility in the US somewher in June.

The 18-year-old says its main purpose was to demonstrate the performance of a 3-D printed carbon fibre model of a Lightweight satellite.This device only weighs 64-grams (0.14 lb) and this device was selected as the winner of a competition called "Cubes In Space", which was co-sponsored by NASA..

Rifath Shaarook's said we designed it completely from scratch, It will have a new kind of on-board computer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation and the magnetosphere of the earth.

The satellite has been named KalamSat after former Indian president Abdul Kalam, a pioneer for the country's aeronautical science ambitions.