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Day 3 - The Launch Campaign
The day we had all
awaited and worked towards had finally come. Having made the last preparations
such as attaching the parachute to the satellite´s rods as well as tensely
assembling our CanSat for the very last time, we were ready to leave for the
launch....
Day 3 - The Launch Campaign
Day 3 - The Launch Campaign
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Presentation of our Telescope
Since we were awarded the seond prize during the Launch Campaign in Santa Cruz, we were lucky enough to receive a telecope as a donation for our school's physics department. Tonight, we took the opportunity of a school event to finally assemble and test it....
Presentation of our Telescope
Presentation of our Telescope
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Day 5 - Farewell and a Trip to Lisbon
Today was our very last day in Portugal. Given that there was no predefined schedule or obligations by the organisers of the competition and that our flight took off only in the late afternoon, we decided to spend this day in Lisbon, walking around the city...
Day 5 - Farewell and a Trip to Lisbon
Day 5 - Farewell and a Trip to Lisbon
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CFP
We have just submitted the CFP, or "CanSat Final Paper", the last piece of documentation of our work at the CanSat-competition. This report is structured in a very similar way to a scientific project manuscript. Its purpose is the presentation and discussio...
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Day 4 - Final Presentations and Award Ceremony
After a long night of gas chromatography and launch campaign analysis, the final presentations of each team's CanSat work and the results of their launches took place this morning and early afternoon. Having been randomly scheduled as the first team to pres...
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Day 3 - The Launch Campaign
Today, we
have prepared the last few parts of our CanSat for the Launch Campaign. This
included employing a round plastic plate between our satellite and the
parachute. It avoids that the cords of the parachute do not twist even if the
can rotates. Furtherm...
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Day 2 - Test Flight and Initial Presentation
After the opening ceremony that took place this morning, we started to do the last preparations for our test flight. Before the test flight, each CanSat had to be completely mounted. There was also a safety briefing that made sure that everyone followed the...
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Day 1 - Arriving at Santa Cruz
The adventure has begun! Having been through a flight of three hours from Cologne to Lisbon as well as a one-hour bus ride, we finally arrived at our youth hostel in Santa Cruz, a small town 50km northern of Lisbon, at about five o'clock in the afternoon. A...
Day 1 - Arriving at Santa Cruz
Day 1 - Arriving at Santa Cruz
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Improving our Gas Chromatograph
As mentioned before, we finished assembling and soldering our gas chromatograph some weeks ago so that it is now externally finished. Currently, we are testing and improving  it as well as adapting the mobile phase to our mission. Gas chromatography uses th...
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