2016 CANSAT winners announced


ESERO-UK, the UK space education office, based in York, has announces the winner of the UK round of the international CanSat competition. And for the 3rd year running, www.nearspacephotography.co.uk will be providing the prizes.

The Cannoneers, from Tonbridge School in Kent, were announced overall winners of the 2016 CanSat competition and will go on to compete at the European CanSat Competition in Portugal.

Second place went to team Aurora from Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow. In third place was team Cyclone, from St. Paul’s School in London. Last year, the winning team from the UK competition – team Impulse from St Paul’s School – went on to win the final round of the European competition, held in Portugal.

Tom Lyons, ESERO Teacher Fellow said: “ESERO-UK are delighted to be hosting the UK round of this prestigious competition in York once again. This year’s competition was the biggest we’ve seen yet, and we wish the winning team luck in the final round of the competition in Portugal”.

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, created in miniature and contained in a soft drinks can. The CanSat is then launched hundreds of metres into the air and its mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing. The CanSat competition offers a unique opportunity for students to have a first practical experience of a real space project. A video of last year’s competition can be found here. ESERO-UK organises the annual UK CanSat Competition for teams of secondary school students.

For the third year running Balloon News / http://www.nearspacephotography.co.uk will be providing the prizes. As with previous years, this will be a free HAB flight for the winning entries. Details of last years winning flight from St Paul’s, and the runners up flight from Tonbridge School can be found by following the links.

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