CanSat is a competition for students of secondary level 2. They build satellites the size of a
beverage can. These are then transported by a rocket up to around 600 metres, where they are ejected. and during the descent, two missions must be completed: The primary mission is identical for all. This is about measuring temperature and air pressure. This should then be shown in a diagram over time. In the secondary mission, pupils are free to choose what they want to do. “Back there, where the TU Space Team car is, there the rocket will be launched.” A little stressed, but it should work. Yeah, we’re optimistic it’ll work. Now we check that everything works, and then it can actually start! Three – two – one… *Applause* The CanSats are out! You can see the parachutes falling down. The rocket’s coming down! It is always an amazing experience, because it is always fascinating, to see how fast the rocket actually blows! An interesting experience, I’d say, that I would like to do again! For me it was the first satellite launch in Austria! That also impressed me. I was especially impressed by this enthusiasm of these people! Our missile’s a little damaged, but apart from that, there are no problems. And then the back of the rocket landed rough in the field. But as it looks, the TU Space team is relatively optimistic. This can probably be reassembled for the next launch. I liked the enthusiasm! And that something like this is possible in Austria. In a beautiful environment, in this weather! A great day! Great event! Congratulations to the Ars Electronica team, but also to the TU Space team, who organized it professionally! We got the data and now we have to evaluate it. The CanSat survived and braked really well. I’m looking forward to the data! Yes, they are still intact! It has arrived well again… … and still completely functional!