NASA To Launch World’s Lightest Satellite Designed By Chennai Students

The four first-year engineering students from Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science near Chennai, Tamil Nadu have developed the world’s lightest satellite which will be launched from a NASA facility in the US by August 2018. 

The students built the 4cm ‘cube’ satellite ‘Jaihind-1S’ with a 3D printed outer casing from polylactic acid (PLA) nylon material, making it lighter than a medium sized egg, at just 33.39 grams.
Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • NASA was founded in 1958.
  • Jim Bridenstine is the 13th Administrator of NASA.