The American Astronautical Society (AAS) CanSat Competition is a year-long, international design-build-launch competition that allows students to work on a hands-on satellite project. From brainstorming ideas, creating CAD models, and presenting design slides, to manufacturing parts and designing circuit boards, students take charge of all stages of the engineering design process.
Each year, teams are tasked with designing a payload and a re-entry container no bigger than 5 inches in diameter and 16 inches tall. The requirements for the payload design changes every year, ranging from an egg protection system, a glider, and an auto-rotating payload. At the end of the school year, the top teams are invited to launch their CanSat to exhibit the fruits of their engineering prowess to judges.
In previous years, SDSL has been a competitive force to reckon with, placing as high as 3rd during the 2017-18 competition. We strive to be even more competitive this year.
Check out the competition website for more information.
Our 2023-24 CanSat team: Saguaro Sat
1.Project Lead – Saket Shanbhag, Junior, Electrical Engineering
2. Marcus Jensen – Aerospace Subsystem Lead, Junior, Aerospace Engineering
3. Aaron Wall – Mechanical Subsystem Lead, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
4. Connor Reinhardt – Electrical Subsystem Lead, Junior, Electrical Engineering
5. Tuliloa Pauga – Software Subsystem Lead, Senior, Computer Science
6. Kaden Zadik, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
7. Cindy Phan, Junior, Aerospace Engineering
8. Zein Sabraoui, Junior, Electrical Engineering
9. Daniel Abreu, Junior, Electrical Engineering
10. Andrew Fishel, Junior, Electrical Engineering
Our previous CanSat teams:
Team POP TARTS
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