The successful student team designed the satellite, scent country Indonesia

It must boast one of the colleges if the country was able to successfully won the competition CanSat Competition CanSat International Competition in 2016. This is a competition of design and implementation of small-sized satellite European standard beverage cans.

The competition was participated by universities from various countries including Mongolia to host this competition. The competition was held on 21-22 September 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is organized by the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in collaboration with the Information Technology, Post and Telecommunication of Mongolia (Mongolia ITPTA).

As quoted from the site National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan), Gunadarma University is one of the twelve universities nominated for the competition CanSat LAPAN 2016 Gunadarma University student is in the team Garuda. Tim Garuda itself off to Mongolia on Monday, September 19, 2016 was accompanied by Eri Prasetyo Wibowo representing institutions Gunadarma University.

Team of Garuda International CanSat Competition in 2016. © LAPAN

There are ten teams registered and participated in the competition CanSat 2016. After CanSat launched by rocket, CanSat should be able to take atmospheric data, such as altitude, temperature, air pressure, humidity, and others, then send it to the ground station. Tim Garuda also embed multiple sensors in its CanSat so it can take atmospheric data, such as temperature, air pressure, humidity.

In addition to atmospheric data, the team was also able to process data Garuda CanSat attitude towards the earth, such as longitude, latitude, elevation, and orientation. CanSat team Garuda is also equipped with a camera to take the image of the object that were previously determined by the committee. It is intended that the participants were able to simulate the actual task of satellites capable of taking and sending images of the Earth. After going through the process penjururian, the jury decided the champion runner-up given to the team Garuda Gunadarma University, Indonesia.

Third place was won by Team Sky Defender of Military and Defence University, Mongolia. Meanwhile, the first prize won by the team APIS from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, which only differ from one score of the team Garuda.

"This is a very proud achievement for us and the citizens of Indonesia in general, given the new Gunadarma this time CanSat competition following the international level," said Purnawarman Moses, supervisor Garuda team as a press release received recently.
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