CanSat Society

Ready for take off! Heriot-Watt CanSat Team is joining AAS CanSat Competition this year again! After our success in Virginia last year, we are ready for even more challenge.

What is a CanSat?!

A CanSat is a simulation of a genuine satellite that is built into the volume and shape of a can.

Building a satelite... of the size of a drink can?!

Yes, this is basically what our team has to do for the CanSat project. Sounds challenging, right?

The students' task is to fit all of the essential subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors, and a communication system, into this small space. This will then be sent into the lower atmosphere by a rocket and will execute certain functions before descending to the surface via parachute.

Follow us for upcoming announcements and updates regarding the team for 2023 and the recruitment!

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