CanSat Mission

CanSat Primary Mission

After release and during descent, the CanSat shall measure the following parameters and transmit the data to the ground station (a laptop);

  • Air Pressure
  • Air Temperature

It must be possible for the team to collect and analyse the data and display it in a graph e.g. altitude vs time and temperature vs altitude. Teams must present their data to a judging panel.

CanSat Secondary Mission

The student must develop any secondary mission of their choice; these are just some examples:

  • Advanced Telemetry – GPS location, Radiation levels, Acceleration
  • Telecommand – commands transmitted to switch sensors on or off
  • Landing system
  • Control Mechanism – land on a fixed point target

CanSat Ireland is sponsored by:

  • Science Foundation Ireland