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TN student gets Rs 10 lakh purse for developing KalamSat

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Chief Minister K Palaniswami today presented a reward of Rs 10 lakh to Rifath Sharook and his team who had developed 'KalamSat,' a 64 gram micro satellite that was launched by last month.

The team members, including Sharook, the Chief Minister at the Secretariat here, a release said.


Palaniswami had last month announced in the that "to further encourage," Sharook and his team who brought laurels to and in particular to Tamil Nadu, Rs 10 lakh will be given by the to them.

'KalamSat,' launched on June 22 by NASA, won the first prize from among 80,000 models in a competition held by the American space agency.

It is a 3.8 cm cube satellite of 'Femto category' and its structure is fully 3D printed with reinforced carbon fiber polymer.

Replete with a temperature and humidity sensor, a barometric pressure sensor, the tiny and "world's lightest," satellite also has a "Geiger Muller counter", to measure the radiation in outer space.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:28 IST
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