The 2015 CanSat European Competition took place last weekend in Santa Cruz Air Field in Portugal. It was an intense and exciting launch campaign for the 16 secondary school student teams.
The winners of the two categories are:
- Team Impulse from St Paul’s School, London (UK) deployed a rover that was able to travel short distances on the ground.
- spaceclub_berlin from FEZ Berlin (Germany) measured the angle of the CanSat, the magnetic field, the particulate concentration and took some pictures of the flight.
- SG Can Science 2015 from Silkeborg Gymnasium, Denmark, attempted to establish two-way communication between the CanSat and the Ground Station, taking different kinds of data during the flight at their commands.
- AlpSat from BG/BRG Stainach (Austria) measured position and height with GPS, acceleration, 3-dimensional positions with different methods and a camera for Earth observation.
- TechSwarm from V Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Augusta Witkowskiego in Kraków (Poland), deployed 4 legs for landing stability and measured the magnetic field and environmental conditions tying a full panorama using a rotating camera.
- Sky Shepherd from the Istituto Adone Zoli from Atri, Abruzzo (Italy) detected and measured the variations of solar radiation and air pollution while studying an efficient landing system.
More details about the course of events will come soon.