CanSat Project

As part of the Space Technology Project, students design and launch CanSats, small systems in shape of a commercial beverage that have many functions similar to a satellite. CanSats are launched by e.g. a water-driven rocket and ejected to perform measurements in the atmosphere. While working on their CanSats and self-made rockets, students underwent the whole system design process of a space mission.

The main mission objectives in 2016 were to launch a single-staged rocket which ejects a CanSat at its apogee. All parts had to land safely on the ground.

The CanSats had to make measurements of the acceleration, altitude and temperature. The small teams chose additional missions like, e.g. landing safely with a CanSat which transforms into a quadrocopter.

The main mission objectives in 2017 were to launch a two-staged rocket which ejects a CanSat at its apogee. All parts had to land safely on the ground. The CanSats had to make measurements of the acceleration, altitude and temperature. The small teams chose additional missions like, e.g. sending their data via the Iridium satellite network.