CanSat Challenge highlights space careers | DrumhellerMail
Last updateThu, 21 Sep 2023 8am

CanSat Challenge highlights space careers

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Lawrence Reeves from the Canadian Satelite Design Challenge Management Society was at DVSS on Friday, April 21 and spoke with Ms. Gill’s Grade 8 Science Class.
The CanSat Design Challenge is a program which challenges secondary school and university students to design and launch a small satellite. For secondary scholars, a pop can-size satellite. This offers space-themed competitions to advance knowledge and capability in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) students. Reeves spoke about the space industry and all the fields students could enter to be involved in it.
Typical perceptions dictate it is often for engineers, but there are many other fields. Reeves was in the valley along with seven teams mostly from Vancouver and Toronto to take part in the second year of the challenge. Initially, they were planning to use DVSS as a site for a drop, and then do a launch at Sponden.
However, because of fire concerns, had to travel from Drumheller to east of Lethbridge for the challenge.

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