The US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch the world’s smallest satellite named ‘KalamSat’, it will be the first time ever that it would be piloting an experiment by an Indian student.
Developed by Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old boy, from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town, KalamSat weighs only 64 grams. ‘KalamSat’, named after India’s nuclear scientist and former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, will be launched from a Nasa facility in Wallops Island.
Sharook’s project, the first to be manufactured via 3D printing, got selected through a competition, ‘Cubes in Space’, sponsored jointly by NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’. The project aims to take the performance of new technology to space. His experiment was funded by an organization called ‘Space Kidz India’.
Important Takeaways from above News for SBI PO Mains Exam-
- President of USA Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958
- Acting Administrator of NASA is Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.
Source- Business Standard