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July 22, 2021

Team CLASP take 2nd Place in the national CanSat Competition

We are delighted to announce that Team CLASP from St Paul’s School have been awarded 2nd place in the national CanSat competition. Many congratulations to the team!

The challenge, set by the European Space Agency and run by The European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO-UK) in the UK, aims to inspire young people about space and develop the skills needed to support the future talent pipeline and our thriving space sector.

The competition encourages teams of young people to enter with a task to build a simulation of a real satellite within a soft drink can, known as a ‘CanSat’ – enabling students to have their first practical experience of a real space project.  The challenge involves fitting all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume whilst also selecting the mission objectives, designing the CanSat, integrating the components, testing, preparing for launch and then analysing the data.

The judges said ‘We hope that they have enjoyed their experience and have gained skills and knowledge that will help them in their future careers. This year we have been blown away with the quality of all the CanSat projects and the enthusiasm and dedication shown by the teams to continue the with the competition through the pandemic. Please pass on a big thank you from us to them for helping to make this year’s competition such a good one.’

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