Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu, developed ‘Kalamsat’, weighing only 64 grams. Its weight is equivalent to half a glass of water. He named the satellite after former Indian President Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. A NASA rocket will be carrying the Kalamsat on June 21. The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre. It is designed from complete scratch.
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. Kalamsat is the game changer.