What is CanSat? taken from Narom's website

"A CanSat is a representation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can (330 ml). The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched to an altitude of a few hundred meters by a rocket or dropped from a platform, a drone or captive balloon, and its mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing."

"CanSats offer a unique opportunity for students to have a first practical experience of real space projects. They are responsible for all aspects: selecting its mission, designing the CanSat, integrating the components, programming the onboard computer, testing, preparing for launch and then analysing the data."

Primary Mission:
  • Measure temperature and air pressure (we have included acceleration and second temp. sensor)
Secondary Mission:
  • Measure radiation
Our secondary mission comes from current environmental (and political) threats, and also possible power plant accidents. General radiation increases every year (some due to e.g. ozone layer depletion), and an extra emergency system wouldn't hurt to have. Our can, placed in a grid system, would allow for cheap, simultaneous readings of an area!