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Nasa launches world’s smallest satellite designed by Tamil Nadu student

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On Thursday, India once again broke a global space record by launching the world’s smallest satellite weighing a mere 64 grams, called Kalamsat, designed and developed not by professional space scientists and engineers, but by 18-year-old Tamil Nadu karur student Rifath Sharook and his team from space kids india.

The tiny satellite, named after Abdul Kalam, was flown by a Nasa sounding rocket and the lift-off was from the space agency’s Wallop Island facility around 3pm (IST). Kalam had his training in the sounding rocket programme at Wallops Island in the ’60s. Kalamsat was the only Indian payload in the mission.

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