MUMBAI: Eighteen-year-old Rifath Sharook, having a place with a similarly obscure town of Pallapatti in Tamil Nadu, is good to go to break a worldwide space record by propelling the lightest satellite on the planet, measuring a negligible 64 grams.
The satellite, called KalamSat, will be propelled by a NASA sounding rocket on June 21 from Wallops Island, a NASA office. This will be the first run through an Indian understudy’s test will be flown by NASA.
Addressing TOI from Pallapatti, Rifath said it will be a sub-orbital flight and post-dispatch, the mission traverse will be 240 minutes and the little satellite will work for 12 minutes in a small scale gravity condition of space. “The fundamental part of the satellite will be to show the execution of 3-D printed carbon fiber,” he clarified. He said the satellite was chosen through an opposition called ‘Blocks in Space’, together sorted out by NASA and an association called ‘I Doodle Learning’.
The fundamental test was to plan a test to be traveled to space which will fit into a four-meter 3D shape weighing precisely 64 grams. “We did a considerable measure of research on various block satellites everywhere throughout the world and discovered our own was the lightest,” he said. Rifath said the satellite is made for the most part of strengthened carbon fiber polymer. “We got a portion of the parts from abroad and some are indigenous,” he said.