TCS Students enjoy CanSat Launch

CanSat is a European Space Agency competition for Second Level Students (Transition Year and upwards) run by ESERO Ireland in association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and Institutes of Technology.

On Friday 29th March, Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus, held a local competition for the CanSat project. In the CanSat competition, teams of school students competed to design, build and test a mini-satellite or CanSat. The project involves programming, sensors and communications technology, design and development of the parachute for satellite recovery and the mechanical design of the subsystems that fit into a single drinks can.

Group shot of TCS Students at TU Dublin Tallaght Campus

Students from Tallaght Community School won the competition on Tallaght Campus, winning a range of sensors to help them develop their CanSat further.  Ian Boran a teacher from Tallaght Community School mentored a team including: Robyn Murphy, Davis Phillips, David Adesoye, Danny Farrell, Anthony Karpous and Aboslkarim Nassar.

TCS students putting the final touches to their work

CanSat in action

The technical team supporting the school was made up of staff from Tallaght Campus including: Paul Dillon, Michael Byrne, David Maguire and Gerard Ryder. Launch support was provided by Alan Giltinan from Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork.  The principle industrial judge this year was Ed Duffy from Nines PV a company developing a novel volume manufacturing process for solar PV cells.

Engineering Lecturers inspecting the students work



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