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316. 

Who launched a miniature satellite RamanSat 2?

[A]. NASA
[B]. ISRO
[C]. JAXA
[D]. European Space Agency

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

An independent space agency of the United States(US) , NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has successfully launched a miniature satellite called "RamanSat 2" made by a 17-year old New Delhi-based Indian student Aabhaas Sikka ,from NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in New Mexico, US and achieved an altitude of 38 km. The minisatellite (measures 4 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm) designed by Sikka during his internship with SPACE-India (an organisation working in the field of astronomy, space education and technology) with help from Sachin Bahmba, Founder and CMD (Chief Managing Director) of SPACE Group, as well as the SPACE-India's research team. RamanSat 2 came after the success of Kalam Sat, named after former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, and made by an Indian high school team (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) that attended in 2017 in this same programme.

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