A teenager from India built the “world’s lightest satellite,” to be launched by NASA in June. Credit: [email protected] _shaarook
NASA is planning to launch what may be the world’s smallest satellite in June.  The 64-gram satellite was the winning entry in a youth design contest.
According to BBC News, 18-year-old Rifath Sharook’s creation features the lightweight strength of 3D-printed carbon fiber.  The diminutive satellite is scheduled to take a four-hour tour in suborbital flight to operate for 12 minutes in micro-gravity.
“We designed it completely from scratch,” Sharook said in a statement. “It will have a new kind of on-board computer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation and the magnetosphere of the earth.  The main challenge was to design an experiment to be flown to space which would fit into a four-meter cube weighing 64 grams.”
The small satellite has been dubbed KalamSat after former Indian president and nuclear …
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