18-year-old Indian boy Rifat, Sharuk made space satellite and won the international competition “Cubes in Space”, organized by NASA. The uniqueness of his design that such small satellites (64 grams) in the world, no one collected.
Student from India shared that made the model from scratch. The basis of polymer material reinforced with carbon fiber. As a result, durable design. Product is placed in the microcomputer and 8 sensors to measure the acceleration and rotation of the satellite and the Earth’s magnetosphere. Miniature 3D-printed cube falls into the class of fantasporto – the easiest category of spacecraft.
Development will be tested in a real flight on 21 June this year. Space satellite will travel to the NASA sounding rocket in the suborbital journey that will last for 4 hours. During this time, the device will rise into space, will spend 12 minutes in the microcosmic gravity and return back to Earth. The main goal of the experiment is testing 3D-printed load-bearing structure of the apparatus.
In the international competition, where he won Rifat, Sharuk, was attended by only students. The organizers set them the task to build a real satellite, the weight of which will not exceed 64 grams. Model the winner got the name KalamSat. Thus, the organizers honored the memory of Abdul Kalam. He was a scientist, specializing in nuclear physics, worked on satellite and missile programs, and another was President of India from 2002 to 2007.
Source: Science Alert
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