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Indian teenager builds world's largest satellite

An Indian teenager Rifath Shaarook has built a device which weighs 64-grams (0.14 lb) in a competition called Cubes in Space, which was organised by Idoodle and co sponsored by NASA. Rifath told about how his invention will go on a four-hour mission for a sub-orbital flight.

“We designed it completely from scratch,” he said. “It will have a new kind of on-boardcomputer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation and the magnetosphere of the earth.”

 

The satellite has been named “KalamSat” after the name of a former Indian president, Abdul Kalam. Rifath told the local media that its main purpose was to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre.

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