Indian student 3D-prints world’s smallest satellite

May 16, 2017, 6:32 AM EDT
(Source: godata img/flickr)
(Source: godata img/flickr)

Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old boy from the state of Tamil Nadu in India, has developed the world’s smallest satellite called KalamSat, to be launched by America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on June 21.

The satellite, named after renowned nuclear scientist and India’s former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, weighs just 64 grams and is aimed at examining the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre, writes Business Standard.

Rifath’s cube satellite, which could be valuable in planning economical space missions in future, has been selected as part of a contest, Cubes in Space, organized by NASA and a global education company, I Doodle Learning, notes