Indian teen builds world’s ‘lightest satellite’

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An Indian Young boy name “Rifath Shaarook” has built the world’s lightest satellite. Which will be launched by the Nasa Facility situated in the US in the month of June 21.

Rifath Shaarook is an 18-year-old student from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Who fits a satellite in a 4-cm cube.


The weight of the Satellite is just 64 grams which make this world’s lightest Satellite. The main objective to make this satellite is to testify the performance of 3D printed carbon Fiber said by the Rifath. The name of the Satellite is “KalamSat” which is derived from the “Missile Man” of India and former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.


The Satellite will go on a four-hour mission for sub – orbital flight and during this period it will operate in the microgravity in space for approx. 12 minutes. He also talks about the problems or difficulty he faced while making his Satellite. The main challenge was to design a satellite which fits in the size of 4-cm and weight exactly around 64 grams.


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