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|NASA launches lightest & first 3D-printed satellite, designed by Indian teen |
© Rifath Shaarook / Facebook
NASA has launched the world’s lightest satellite into space, designed by an 18-year-old Indian student. The instrument, which weighs just 64 grams, is also the first satellite to be 3D printed.
The ‘KalamSat’ satellite, named after India's former President APJ Abdul Kalam, also a nuclear scientist, was launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Thursday.
“Today we made history,” the satellite's designer, 18-year-old Rifath Shaarook, told ANI news agency.
Read more/full article/source - https://www.rt.com/news/393716-nasa-lightest-satellite-teen/