Polish students sweep to victory in CanSat


A good start on their journey to conquer the space

A group of students from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow are coming back from Burkett, Texas with a real trophy. They won the first place in the CanSat competition – an initiative undertaken by The American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

The CanSat is an annual student design-build-launch competition for space-related topics, which aims to promote innovative space solutions and improve the current systems. It is organized with sponsorship and some participation from NASA. This prestigious event, unlike other “paper design competitions” gives students the satisfaction of being involved with the end-to-end life cycle of a complex engineering project, from conceptual design, through integration and test, actual operation of the system and concluding with a post-mission summary and debrief.

“This annual competition is open to teams from universities and colleges. Teams must be able to design and build a space-type system, following the approved competition guide, and then compete against each at the end of two semesters to determine the winners. Rockets will be provided but teams are responsible for funding the construction of their CanSat and all travel/lodging expenses.” says AAS on its website.

The champions were the only polish team in the competition and it was also the first time for AGH’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics to enter it.

For the full list of winners, please click here


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