Tamil Nadu teen designs world’s lightest satellite
An 18-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu has set a record by making the world’s lightest satellite. Rifath Sharook has designed a satellite that weighs just 64 grams.
Sharook has named the satellite KalamSat and it looks like a small cube. The KalamSat was launched by American space agency NASA on 21 June from its facility.
The aim of the satellite was to demonstrate the performance of 3D printed carbon fibre in space.
KalamSat was selected through a competition called 'Cubes in Space', that was organised by NASA and a firm called 'I Doodle Learning'.