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Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old student from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, developed the world’s smallest and lightest satellite, weighing only 64 g. The tiny satellite was launched by NASA in June 2017. It was flown by a Nasa sounding rocket and the lift-off was from the space agency’s Wallop Island facility in Virginia. Sharook is the first Indian student to have his experiment launched by NASA . KalamSat, made using reinforced carbon fibre polymer, is named after former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.