This year 14 teams will participate in the European CanSat competition. In addition to the ESA selection, national competition organisers are automatically offered a place for their winning team and eleven of them will take part in the 2016 competition.
ESA’s Education Office selected three teams that, together with the 11 national winners, will take part in the launch campaign hosted at the Santa Cruz Air Field in Portugal, 22-26 June 2016.
- Can't team from Norway will receive GPS position and measure relative humidity and will try to find the connection between height and the relative humidity.
- Carmen Sylva 2: Operation Eagle Dive team from Romania will control the flight of the CanSat using an elliptical parachute, determining the parameters of the flight and environment.
- ConfeyCan team from Ireland will establish a two-way communication with the CanSat.
- DIASat team from Greece will simulate the detection of micro-climate conditions on a goldilocks planet and propose the appropriate plantation planning for a future space farming project.
- ENTA Team SAT2 from Portugal will create an innovative capsule to hold the electronics of the CanSat, optimise and improve ground control by creating a monitor and control panel (CMCP) and will study the solar light irradiance to evaluate photovoltaic potential by integrating light sensors (light to frequency converters).
- GiLASat team from Poland will collect and transmit GPS position data, measure the amount of energy generated by a turbine mounted in the parachute's canopy and determine the intensity of atmospheric light dispersion.
- LegoSat team from Italy will make the CanSat land in a predefined spot and will build the structure of the CanSat using Lego components.
- Vasa Övningsskola team from Finland will test their CanSat design for emergency payload delivery to inaccessible areas.
- RAJsat team from Czech Republic will design their CanSat as a main probe that communicates data as a rescue system and with their own designed radiation sensor.
- Schrödingers Kat team from Denmark will use UV data to examine the environmental pollution of the air.
- SPAICS (Satellite Program Amsterdam International Community School) team from The Netherlands will collect wind data at different altitudes.
- TerraSat team from Spain will control the descent of the CanSat to a pre-established target and measure the relative humidity of the air during the descent.
- Tonbridge Cannoneers team from UK will use their CanSat as a means of determining the validity of a parachute design by monitoring descent velocity, acceleration and parachute movement.
- URSinvestigators team from Germany will measure relative humidity with the SHT15 (humidity and temperature sensor) and programme their CanSat to collect air samples during its fall.