World’s smallest satellite developed by 18-yr old student

NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite designed by Tamil Nadu students in 2017; It is not a recent incident

World's smallest satellite developed by 18-yr old student

A photo shared on social media says NASA recently launched the world’s smallest satellite, designed by 18-year-old student Rifath Farooq from Tamil Nadu. This post claims that this 64-gram that’s the equivalent of around 5 tablespoons of sugar! It was named ‘Kalamsat‘ after the late former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Kalamsat-V2, a student payload is first to use fourth stage (PS4) of the PSLV as an orbital platform. The satellite was taken by PSLV-C44.

•Launch Mass: 1.26 kg
•Launch Vehicle: PSLV-C44
•Type of Satellite: Student
•Manufacturer: ISRO
•Owner: ISRO
•Application: Student Satellite

Nasa Launches the smallest satellite to space

The satellite that is lighter than a smartphone and made of reinforced carbon fibre polymer.

The main role of the satellite was to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fiber – Sharook

interview of Sharook

“It’s a 3-D printed satellite.

3D printing technology used in space for the 1st time . .

smallest satellite

The launched Satellite was the world’s smallest into space. It was not possible without my team,” Sharook.

Isro says the tiny satellite will help inspire schoolchildren to become the scientists and engineers of the future. The 10 centimetre wide satellite cost around £13,000 to make.

isro chairman
Isro chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan told media that “Isro is going to launch a ‘young scientist’ programme wherein three students… will be selected based on their science projects.”

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