NASA launches world’s smallest satellite created by 3-D printing

This artist's rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. Five years after its launch from Earth, Juno is scheduled to go into orbit around the gas giant on Monday, July 4, 2016. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

India (WFLA/RTV) – NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite on Thursday.

The satellite weighs just about two ounces, lighter than a smartphone.

It was created using 3-D printing and built by an 18-year-old student from India.

The satellite was launched on an SR-4 rocket from a space facility in Virginia.

The satellite was chosen from 86,000 designs submitted from 57 different countries in a contest held by NASA and a global education company.


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