Teenager in India builds world’s tiniest satellite

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Rifath Shaarook has built a satellite that weighs just 64-grams and is only 1.5 inches wide. The 18-year-old won a design competition called Cubes in Space, a challenge organised by NASA, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and education firm idoddle. It’s made from 3D-printed carbon fiber and will be launched on June 21 from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Rifath has said it’s going to go on a four hour suborbital flight, 12 minutes of which the cube will spend in microgravity. He has named the cube KalamSat, after the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of India…

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