(The Gist of Science Reporter) KalamSat [AUGUST-2019]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) KalamSat [AUGUST-2019]


  • KalamSat is the world's lightest and smallest 3D printed, femto-category sub-orbital satellite.
  • It weighs 63.54 grams and fits into a cube of 3.8 cm.
  • It was designed for a life span of 240 minutes and spent 12 minutes in microgravity.
  • KalamSat demonstrated 3-D printed technology for the first time in its category.
  • It was made from reinforced carbon fibre polymer and carried ten sensors.
  • KalamSat also carried a biological payload: two seeds (basil and sunflower).
  • KalamSat holds records in India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, URF Book of Records and Assist Book of Records.

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