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The 3.8 cm cubic satellite made in India by student Rifath Sharook (18), and named ‘KalamSat’ in honor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Indian President and Space scientist), was launched in a NASA sounding rocket from a NASA facility in Wallops Island.
Sharook and his team rejoiced after the launch of the 64 grams satellite. It’s a 3-D printed satellite. It is for the first time that 3-D printing technology is being used in space.
The satellite separated from the rocket after 125 minutes after launch. NASA is supposed to recover the satellite and send it back to the team for the analysis of data.
Congratulations Rifath and his team for the wondrous achievement! This is an amazing feat for Indian Space.