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KalamSat: NASA launches satellite developed by 18-yr old student from TN

This is the first time that an Indian student's experiment has been carried out by NASA

TE Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

US space agency NASA has successfully launched the world's smallest and lightest satellite built by students from Tamil Nadu.  This is the first time that an Indian student's experiment has been carried out by NASA. The satellite is named after former President and nuclear scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and is called'KalamSat'. It was flown into space in a NASA rocket.  It was developed by a class 12 student from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town.  Weighing just 64 grams, the satellite was designed by 18-year-old Rifath Sharook along ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 01:50 IST
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