Tamil Nadu Student Designs World’s Lightest Satellite

A student in Tamil Nadu is responsible for designing the world’s lightest satellite. S Riyasdeen has made 37 mm FEMTO satellites VISION SAT v1 and v2. Their payload is 30 mm weighing 33 gms and that is a record. 

He achieved the feat in a competition conducted by NASA that saw 1000 participants from 73 countries. Riyasdeen is mentored by INRO Labs, Chennai. His work will be part of the SR-7 NASA Rocket Mission expected to be launched in 2021. He is indeed a promising talent from our country and one destined for great things.