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Indian Teen Builds World's 'Lightest Satellite'

Postby sunnyd » Tue May 16, 2017 9:58 am

Story : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39931556





An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be launched at a Nasa facility in the US in June.

Rifath Shaarook's 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition.

The 18-year-old says its main purpose was to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre.

Rifath told local media his invention will go on a four-hour mission for a sub-orbital flight.







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