MUMBAI: On Thursday, India once again broke a global space record by launching the world's lightest 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 student Rifath Sharook and his team.
这颗卫星不是专业的太空科学家和工程师研发的，而是18岁的泰米尔纳德邦学生 Rifath Sharook 及其团队研发的。
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.
这颗迷你卫星，是以 Abdul Kalam的名字命名的，由美国宇航局的火箭发射升空。
Ramesh - Mumbai - 8 hours ago
Totally confusing article. If it fell into the sea, how the hell is it such big success or for that matter news?
It is really an proud moment for the TN student who made it possible and of course recognized by NASA and the Lightest Satellite was named after our Beloved People's President APJ Abdul Kalam, and hope this will inspire our Younger minds to achieve and perform well !!!
India is proud of you and your team. All the best and keep flying our tricolor high in space
he is an indian first! you rascala :)
Is it launched and presently in the sea? Any sensor packed in a box with lithium ion battery and thrwon to space to orbit earth by space rocket having recever on earth is called satellite? Is that just to be in news and want to have name and fame can do anything if have money and influencial. Even if a stone can be put in the orbit where it can start orbinting earth will be called as sattelite.
Only 18? Congrats ! Wish you well in future.
india has tallent but had no option to show there tallents.
Fake News.. I thought satellites were meant to stay in space and transmit data to earth but now you have a tiny one which swims with fishes... Ha ha ha
Congratulations to little scientist, country is really proud of him on his great achievement
May be it was designed to work only in the water.