The SwissCanSat competition is an educational initiative for teams of Swiss secondary school students to design, build, and launch their own miniature satellite integrated within the volume and shape of a regular soft drink can. After release from aerostatic balloon to an altitude of less than one kilometre, the CanSat has to perform a certain mission and land safety on the ground.
Event Time: 9h30-10h30 and 17h-18h
Online on Teams
Do you want to know more about the SwissCanSat? This event gives an overview of the SwissCanSat competition, offers the possibility to meet the experts, and to learn from hands-on experience.
Target audience: Professors from secondary degree who might be interested in participating with their students in the Swiss Can Sat competition.
The participants should declare their interest by sending an email to swisscansat@hes‑so.ch and they will receive an email with the link to join the meeting. The webinar is of course free of charge.
|Welcome||Piero Pontelandolfo HEPIA||Alberto Dassatti, HEIG-VD||Introduction and event goal|
|The Swiss can Sat, 1st competition||François Corthay HES-SO Valais-Wallis - HEI||Marco Mazza, HEIA-FR||Description of the competition|
|Invited testimonial||Matteo Mozzini Scuola d'arti e mestieri di Bellinzona||recorded||Hands-on experience|
|Wrap-up and end of the event||Piero Pontelandolfo HEPIA||Alberto Dassatti, HEIG-VD||Calendar, next steps and conclusions|
The team must build a CanSat and program it to accomplish the following compulsory primary mission: after release and during descent, the CanSat shall measure the following parameters:
- Air temperature
- Air pressure
The secondary mission of the CanSat must be selected by the team. Teams can take ideas from real satellite missions (for example see ESA’s missions), some example secondary missions:
- Advanced telemetry (GPS location, Radiation levels, Acceleration)
- Landing system
- Control mechanism (land on a fixed-point target)
If you are thinking of building a CanSat, feel free to contact us for some help in getting started!