KALAMSAT

Overview

Kalam SAT is a Femto Satellite and widely claimed to be the world’s lightest satellite.

  • This is the first time that 3-D printing technology is used to make satellites.
  • The purpose behind the launch of KalamSat was to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre.
  • It is as small as a 3.8 cm cube.

Project Details

KALAMSAT was launched on 22nd June 2017 from NASA, Wallops Island facility in Virginia on a Terrier Orion Rocket (Sounding Rocket) and followed a sub-orbital flight. 

World’s Smallest, Lightest and fully 3D printed Satellite.The weight of the probe is just 64 grams and it is fitted in a 3.8 centimeters cube. The probe is composed of 3-D printed reinforced carbon fiber polymer. The total time span of the mission (post flight) was of 240 min in which KALAMSAT operated for 12 minutes in microgravity and demonstrated its 3D printed technology.

KALAMSAT was on a sub-orbital flight, where we wanted to help decrease space junk and space pollution. It also is a motivating factor to aspiring student scientists to pursue career in designing satellites and space research. A deeper understanding of this would make future missions more economical and reliable. 

Kalam Sat, was named after former president and Rocket Scientist of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

This is to encourage the student community into space research and explore more avenues in an
economical manner.

Competition was organized by IDOODLE LEARNING INC and COLORADO SPACE GRAND CONSORTIUM in partnership WITH NASA where we were the only team to participate from India.

 

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