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 An Innovative Invention By An Indian Guy 

Date of Publish - Thursday, 2nd November 2017

An Innovative Invention By An Indian Guy

Knowledge exists, the man discovers it. Every human is built with some or the other inherited talents, but the one who works and put them into actions will be awarded.

"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." – Alfred North Whitehead.

Yes, that is true having a lot of ideas is of no use when they are put into actions the real worth will come into light.Now let us have a glance about an 18-year-old Indian, who designed the World’s Lightest Satellite.

The saying goes, That For Indian students, even the sky is not the limit. Yes, that is true. Indians are strong enough to prove themselves. For instance, if we observe Rifath Shaarook profile, we will be amazed. He is the young guy who designed World’s Lightest Satellite from scratch. If we clearly observe the device, it is the very lightweight which is a mere 64 grams (0.14lbs). The weight of the device is even less than the weight of a smartphone. “ Is it not amazing.” 

Rifath Shaarook says that after his research with other different cube satellites, his designed 3D-printed, carbon fiber small-scale light weight satellite is the lightest satellite in the world. He named his device as “KalamSat” after India’s Missile Man, Former president  APJ Abdul Kalam, who is also a  space research pioneer,  who led India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. “It will have a new kind of onboard computer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation and the magnetosphere of the earth,” our young scientist told Business Standard about his 4-centimeter cube design. Shaarook along with his team created the satellite with less investment($1,561).The 12th-grade designer was awarded by NASA and many other educational organizations like I Doodle Learning etc. The device will now go on a four-hour mission aboard a sub-orbital flight during which it will operate for around 12 minutes in a microgravity environment of space.The KalamSat device was one of the 80 exhibits among 86,000 designs from 57 countries all over the world. To test the device, the launching program was taken by Nasa’s six-square-mile Wallops Island Facility in Virginia on June 22, Amber Agee-DeHart, the founder of Cubes in Space program told Quartz. (The rocket will enter space for a few minutes, not orbit the Earth. The main testing of the device is that the 3D-printed technology will withstand the launching conditions.Shaarook belongs to Pallapati town, Tamil Nadu state, India.

According to BBC report, Shaarook is a young scientist at Chennai-based space education and innovation organization, Space Kidz India.

Igniting Minds appreciates  young Shaarook for his invention.

 (Picture Credits - The KidsLogic)

Igniting Minds Team


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