Washinton: Dreams come of true of the Indian students as NASA for the first time has launched their experiment On Thursday.
NASA has successfully launched the world’s smallest and lightest satellite built by Indian students from its Wallops Island facility.
As per reports, the satellite named after the former President and nuclear scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is dubbed ‘KalamSat’.
Weighing just 64grams, the satellite was designed and built by 18-year-old Rifath Sharook along with six other teammates.
The satellite, which is lighter than a smartphone and made of reinforced carbon fibre polyme, operated for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space after its flight.
“The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre”, Sharook, a 12th-grade student from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town, was quoted as saying earlier.
This is the first time that an Indian student’s experiment has been carried out by NASA.