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European CanSat Competition Awards Ceremony (EN)

European CanSat Competition Awards Ceremony (EN)

The 2021 European CanSat competition is over, the 8 october 2021 the prize cerimony was held (Online in a meeting and livestreamed). During this event we were told some informations about Esa and Esa Education and after that the prizes were announced. The suspens was...
Quotidiano: We were on our local news TV program

Quotidiano: We were on our local news TV program

Last friday, 30.04.2021, our daily local TV news program, called “Il Quotidiano”, talked about our project during the daily news. During the television broadcast Me and Filippo Sala were interviewd, and we answered a few question about our project. During...
ReteUNO interview

ReteUNO interview

Saturday, the 2nd of may 2021, a Ticino’s radio station called “ReteUNO” aired an interview to our tutor Rinaldo Geiler and to our Team member Sara Allegri (Outreach specialist). The interview was integrated in the radio program called...

First test with the new prototype

We started the tests of our new prototype (hopefully the final one), by testing the air sampling circuits, here you can see a video of the test: We are going to test all the other circuits and sensors in the next days, and everything will hopefully work...

Parachute update 🏁 πŸͺ‚

Just like the tests showed us, our parachute was still to fast. Thus we needed to reduce its surface area during the descent. Since the measured downfall speed was of about 6m/s and the desired one of about 8m/s, we used the ratio 6/8 to reduce the surface area. The...

First real parachute test πŸͺ‚

Last Tuesday (23.02.2021) we did a little test for our parachute and the release mechanism, after some trial and error we managed to simulate a few falls.πŸ€“   We released the parachute with the dummy weight only from 30-40 meters because of some problems with the...

Parachute’s first test..πŸ”§πŸ€”

Today we tried the first prototype of our parachute. We threw it out of a window, about 11 meters high. To simulate our CanSat we used a can filled with some dummy weights (for a total of 351g). This is how the first throw went..😝 Not exactly ideal🀣.. we apologize for...
Piece by piece it’s coming together!

Piece by piece it’s coming together!

Just finished making a little test chute, not at all in its final form, but like this, we can test the sewing’s strength! πŸ€“πŸ˜œ Here are some other sewing methods I used, we are still testing them out, but we think number 4 and 6 are the best ones. Plus the new one...
New stuff!

New stuff!

Here’s a sneak peek of what arrived today… what do you think this is for?😜πŸ₯³...
Radio interview

Radio interview

Yesterday we had a radio interview. We are waiting for you on Monday at 16.30 on baobab on Rete...
Hello World

Hello World

Welcome Welcome everyone, I’m Tobia Rossi, one of the team member and the admin of the site. I’m happy to ufficialy announce the opening of the site, from now on all the members of the team will poublish various articles under the blog section. Enjoy the...