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06/22/13

Iran ranked 2nd in US CanSat 2013 competitions

Source: ISNA

Iranian students at Amirkabir University of Technology ranked 2nd in the US CanSat 2013 competitions attended by 25 countries.


Iran's Amir Kabir team

The competitions were held on June 7-9 in Texas during which the teams were judged 4 times. In the first phase, 40 participating teams sent the documentations of their satellite initial design. Later, 25 countries were selected out of 40 for the final phase. Finally, the US, Canada, the UK, the UAE, Turkey, India, Colombia, Guatemala and Iran went to the final.


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The teams launched their satellites 700 meters above the earth by a rocket. The teams also presented a report about their operations after return of the satellites. Three teams were selected in the last phase.

Iran was followed by the US in the competitions. Canada stood 3rd in the races. Also two Indian teams ranked 4th and 5th.

CanSat was sponsored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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