CanSat Belgium would like to offer students a first practical experience in space and demonstrate the importance of new technologies in space exploration. How? By having them build a simulation model of a real satellite in the shape of a 33 cl can (CanSat).
The students are responsible for all aspects of the scientific project: they define the purpose of their mission, design the CanSat, build the components and take care of the tests and the preparation for the launch. Afterwards, they must analyse the collected data.
This year, 20 teams made it to the next round:
- SpySeeCan – Collège Saint-Pierre, Ukkel/Uccle
- Team Hardenvoort – Stedelijk Lyceum Hardenvoort, Antwerp
- GreenCan – INRACI, Brussels
- BSTI Sankt Vith - Technisches Institut, Sankt Vith
- CanFLY - Institut Sainte-Ursule, Vorst/Forest
- Space M – Maria Boodschaplyceum, Brussels
- Catteau motorise la pression ! – Athénée Robert Catteau, Brussels
- Project : Falling Star – KAEtterbeek, Etterbeek
- Team MG – Institut Robert Schuman, Eupen
- Can of Duty – GO ! Atheneum, Ninove
- Space Bakers – European School of Brussels III, Brussels
- Landing Speed Control Project – De l’autre côté de l’école, Brussels
- The Scan Earth – Institut Sainte-Marie, La Louvière
- Infinity 5 – Athénée Royale, Woluwe Saint-Lambert
- MANALA – Institut Notre Dame, Aarlen/Arlon
- NAVSTAR II – Institut de la Vierge Fidèle, Brussels
- IGNIS FIRERADAR - GO ! Atheneum, Ninove
- Gravity Team – Institut Saint-Vincent de Paul, Brussels
- NoStress – Collège Saint-Michel, Brussels
- I-BIO - Institut Notre Dame, Aarlen/Arlon
The teams will work out their proposals and present them during the semifinals in March to a jury of experts. The teams selected during these semifinals will have the opportunity to launch their experiment on board of a real rocket.