NASA proved one more time that science is an open-minded field. Specialists appreciated the work of an 18-year-old boy from India. As such, they ended up putting the teenager’s project into practice. Therefore, NASA is going to launch the tiniest satellite into space. This potent object can fit the palm of a hand and revolutionize the industry at the same time.
Rifath Shaarook is the Creator of the World’s Tiniest Satellite
Rifath Shaarook is an 18-year-old boy who created a 1 ½ inch cube that weighs 2 ¼ ounces. The teenager employed 3D printing technology to design the world’s tiniest satellite. NASA discovered this talented young man through a student competition the space agency organized together with the I Doodle Learning education firm. The event is entitled Cubes in Space and managed to gather at least 86,000 entries from 57 countries.
Shaarook decided to name his creation KalamSat. This title is actually referring to India’s former president, Abdul Kalam, who is also a world-renowned rocket scientist. The teenager is extremely excited about how things turned up to be.
“It will have eight … built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation, and the magnetosphere of Earth.”
NASA Will Launch the 3D-Printed Carbon Box in Space on June 22
This miniature innovative box will head for the stars on June 22 on a NASA four-hour spaceflight. The mission is to launch the world’s tiniest satellite in the suborbital region for a 12-minute test. During this time, astronauts will assess whether the tiny object can withstand a launch. Moreover, they will determine how resistant a 3D-printed carbon satellite is in zero gravity conditions.
This project was among other 80 submissions that won the approval of the jury that presided the Cubes in Space competition. The creator of the world’s tiniest satellite stated for the Indian media that he intends to prove that a carbon 3D-printed box is enough to benefit the space industry. Shaarook is not at its first important scientific achievement. At the age of 15, he created a helium weather balloon, and he became the leader of the Space Kids India project.
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