World’s lightest satellite created by Riyasdeen Samsudeen

Share This Article

World’s lightest satellite created by Riyasdeen Samsudeen

World’s Lightest Satellites designed by an Indian student (Tamil Nadu) soon will be a part of the NASA mission.

Riyasdeen Samsudeen, a second-year student of Mechatronic Engineering from Karanthai (Tamilnadu), India, has designed the World’s Lightest Femto-Satellites Vision1 (V1) and Vision2 (V2). Both satellites are going to be a part of the NASA mission soon.

While designing these satellites, he used polyetherimide thermoplastic resins & 3D printing techniques, mentored by INRO labs, Chennai. The dimensions of each satellite are about 37mm & weigh 33 gm. The satellites are designed in such a way that it can record around 17 parameters with 11 sensors mounted on them. These satellites weigh less than 100 grams are completely built by using indigenous & economical components.

Vision1 (V1) is scheduled to be part of the SR-7 NASA Rocket Mission. The mission is likely to be launched from the Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, the USA in June next year, while Vision 2 (V2) will be a part of the NASA Mission RB-6, to be launched in August 2021.

Riyasdeen took part in a competition which was conducted by NASA for students between the age of 11-18 years (had only 1,000 participants from 73 countries), as a part of this competition he designed these FEMTO Satellites.

After his massive success, now Sastra-TBI (Technology-Based Incubator in the area of IoT & 3D Printing) is going to offer him an incubation grant of Rs. 5 Lacs to pursue his ambition of establishing a successful start-up, claimed by Sastra Vice-Chancellor Mr. S. Vidhya Subramanian.

Q&A Session with Riyasdeen by Robotics India

From how long you have been working on this project.?

 I spent almost two years. I’ve been working on this project for a long time & fortunately I got an opportunity in the NASA Competition that time I was in 12th grade & then my journey began.

How do you look towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.?

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is a golden opportunity for youths especially. They should come forward with their innovations & projects. I’m glad that these FEMTO Satellites are completely indigenous. World’s lightest satellite created by Riyasdeen Samsudeen for more updates follow robotics India


Share This Article
Get Your Daily News Directly In Your Inbox

You can subscribe to our newsletter below to get regular updates on our availability. We share a curated list of best stories on AI & machine learning

error: Bro, Dont Copy & Paste Direct Share Link.. !!