This is a notable moment for India after the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, an 18-year-old boy built the world’s smallest satellite launched by NASA. The teenager, Rifath Sharook and his team created history again after the nuclear scientist. The class 12 boy resides in Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town.
It’s the first time that an Indian demonstration carried out by NASA, the satellite named as KALAMSAT weighing just 64 grammes which is lighter than a smartphone and made of reinforced carbon fibre polymer, operated for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space after its flight.
“The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre”, Sharook said as saying by ANI. He also told ‘It’s a 3-D printed satellite. “It is for the first time that 3-D printing technology is being used in space. We have made history. The world’s smallest satellite has been launched into space. It was not possible without my team”
The US agency has successfully launched the world’s smallest and lightest satellite by the teenager and his six team members. The satellite was flown into space in a NASA sounding rocket from a NASA facility in Wallop’s islands.