The Greek Space Team White Noise of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has been very successful in the annual CanSat simulation training contest. The competition was held in Texas, United States, on 14-17 June, by the Astronautical Society (AAS) with the support of NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center. White Noise is the first Greek team to be able to get the CanSat Final Entry Ticket in the US, where each year the best aerospace students from the best universities in the world participate. The score made by White Noise was 94.756%, winning 4th place among 93 teams.
The group consists of the students Neoclis Vindirli, Dimitris Bralios, Jason Nikolaou, Marios Papachristou, Giorgos Rapakoulias, Miltiadis Stoura, Chariton Charitonidis and Yannis Christodoulou. Six of its members are students of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and two of the School of Mechanical Engineering of the NTUA.
The rector of the National Technical University of Athens Professor Ioannis Golias congratulated the members of the team for the significant international success they made, making the NTUU feel proud of his students and stated: “We supported the NTU at the World Cup CanSat.
The CanSat Contest
Teams of university students from all over the world where asked to design an educational canister-sized satellite, which is why the competition is called CanSat. The participation process is very specific, demanding and consists of different stages. The satellites qualifying in the final round are launched with a missile and on their landing they perform a predetermined mission.