The small NASA satellite weighs 64 grams and it has been printed

 Rifath satellite created for NASA.

the space agencies have enough time working with the free Hardware and 3D printing. Works that it seems that they will not fall on deaf ears or at least will not be ephemeral as others. Recently NASA has managed to become a model of space satellite that only weighs 64 grams and is printed in carbon with .

this model of satellite has been the work of a young Indian man who has participated in the contest Cubes in Space by NASA. The contest winning models will be worked on by NASA and will be reality in a matter of years. So the young Rifath Shaarook project will be managing our data in a few months.

the satellite created by Rifath Shaarook is a printed cube carbon that only weighs 64 grams. This satellite works in the suborbita of the planet and for the time being will only work for 12 minutes in zero gravity . At least the initial model, since probably the work of NASA satellite have longer.

Rifath Shaarook single satellite weighs 64 grams but only holds 12 minutes in zero gravity

what is interesting about this project is not the use of printing 3D as a tool to build satellites but the fact of the size and weight, elements that help to reduce the famous space junk and cheapen the space race considerably . Needless to say that Rifath satellite could help interesting projects like Google project to spread Internet in remote locations or Facebook project. Although we say that so they must ask permission from NASA, which now has almost all the rights of the project.

Rifath Shaarook is not the first project created by . Despite his 18 years, Indian young already has a broad curriculum in the field of inventions and projects related to electronics and copyleft Hardware. At the age of 15 years, the Indian young won a national contest with a weather balloon.

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