Rifath Shaarook, CTO Space Kidz India in Conversation with Naba Ali

  • 02 Sep, 2022
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Rifath Shaarook, CTO Space Kidz India,Who made world's smallest satellite known as Kalamsat in Conversation with Naba Ali.

On June 21, 2017, history made with the launch of the world's smallest ever satellite -- KalamSat. The launch was also held special significance for India, with 18-year-old Rifath Sharook, a native of Tamil Nadu, being the brains behind the satellite. This was the first time an Indian student's experiment will be operated by NASA.

Hailing from the Tamil Nadu town of Pallapatti, Sharook has truly achieved something special with the KalamSat. The satellite was launched by the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and weighs only 64 grams. Named after India's former President and nuclear scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the satellite is slated to be launched from a NASA facility in Wallops Island.

Sharook's project made it through the competition 'Cubes in Space', which was a collaboration between NASA and 'I Doodle Learning. The project is the first to be manufactured through 3D printing, and aims to redefine the performance of new technology in space