St Paul’s to represent UK in European Space Agency competition
From the Team Eclipse's Blog:
Team Eclipse, a team consisting of ten sixth form pupils from St Paul's, has been selected to represent the UK in a European space competition, the 2010 ESA CanSat competition.
The team will compete against 11 others from European nations in a contest to launch successfully a scientiﬁc instrument from the Andya Rocket Range in the Arctic Circle this August. Team Eclipse will have to design and manufacture a device the size and weight of a coke can which can measure temperature and pressure, carrying out advanced telemetry experiments during its descent from 1km above the Earth's surface. The St Paul's team includes three pupils who were ﬁnalists in the UK National School's Aerospace Challenge last year.
Team leader, Matthew Willetts, said: 'This is a great opportunity to apply what we have been studying in science. We are so proud to be representing our country, because one of our strengths is in space technology.'