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‘KalamSat- World’s Lightest Satellite’ an experiment of an Indian student to be executed by NASA.

Rifath Sharook from Pallapatti an 18-year-old young chap from Chennai has just made history.

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kalamsatYou are mistaken if you consider that success and experience move side by side. It is a fact that back-bearing work and determination can make you reach wherever you wishes but everything has exceptions. An 18-year-old young chap from Chennai has just made history. Rifath Sharook from Pallapatti, a small town in Tamil Nadu, is geared up to break the global space record by launching world’s lightest satellite which weighs only 64 grams. This is going to happen for the first time that an experiment of an Indian student will be accomplished and executed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Name of the Satellite KalamSat.
Created By Rifath Sharook.
Set to Launch on 21st June 2017.
Launch Place Wallops Island, Virginia.
Launch Support National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Creation Cost Within ₹ 1 Lakhs or $1,561.
Name of the Satellite KalamSat.
Created By Rifath Sharook.
Set to Launch on 21st June 2017.
Launch Place Wallops Island, Virginia.
Launch Support National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Creation Cost Within ₹ 1 Lakhs or $1,561.

The satellite “KalamSat” is named after India’s Missile Man and former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The young fellow has built a 4 centimeter (1⅟₂-inch), 3D printed cubic shape satellite that just weighs 2⅟₄ ounces or 0.14 lbs. The satellite will be launched on June 21, 2017, from Wallops Island, Virginia. The satellite is made with augmented carbon fiber polymer which is lighter than the weight of a smartphone.

nasaThis satellite project by Rifath Sharook is the first to be constructed via 3D printing. The project was selected on an event named ’Cubes in Space’, which is organized conjointly by NASA and I-Doodle learning. The objective of this project is to take the attainment of latest technology into space. The main agenda of the competition was to create an experimental satellite which can adjust in a 4-meter cube and also maintain the exact weight of 64 grams which can be sent into space.

sharookRifath Sharook proclaimed that this project would be a sub-orbital spaceflight. Also, he said that they have researched a lot on various satellites of cubic shaped globally but came to the conclusion that their satellite was the lightest of all. The mission span would be of 240 minutes after the launch and the little satellite is assumed to perform for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. The main role of this cubic satellite would be to determine the performance and efficiency of 3D printed carbon fiber.

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