Rifath Sharook is an 18-year-old student belongs from Tamil Nadu has created the world’s smallest satellite for NASA and amaze the world by his invention. Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town boy Rifath Sharook termed his innovation as ‘KalamSat’ which weighs only 64 grams.
NASA is launching the smallest-ever satellite into space and thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook from India. The smallest satellite ‘KalamSat,’ named after Indian nuclear scientist, and former president of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The ‘KalamSat’ is smallest as well as it is the first satellite to be manufactured by 3-D printing. The smallest satellite will be launched by NASA on June 21 from Wallops Island Island, Virginia, according to the Business Standard.
Rifath’s satellite was selected in a competition which is organised by jointly NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’ called ‘Cubes in Space,’.
Tamil Nadu boy Rifath Sharook also invented a two-and-a-half pound helium weather balloon from a ground in Kelambakkam, as a part of the Young Scientist India-2015 competition held by Space Kidz India.