The 10th CanSat Competition Gifu 2022

The Center for Collaborative Study with Community and the Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University hosted "The 10th CanSat Competition Gifu 2022" on campus on Sunday, August 28, 2022. The Competition was conducted as part of a design practice program of "Space Engineering Seminar," which is an infrastructure-building project of the space human resource development division of "Gifu Space Study Association."* The Association is jointly operated by Gifu Prefecture and Gifu University under the leadership of President YOSHIDA Kazuhiro of Gifu University.

Senior high school students in Gifu and up to 3rd year students of the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Gifu College created can-size satellites ("CanSat"), flew them by model rockets to around 100m high from the ground. Students later collected and analyzed data from the separated parts falling on the ground, and later made presentations on their analyses and conclusions. In "The 10th CanSat Competition Gifu 2022," five teams from four schools (including unofficial participation by one team) joined the competition. In this competition, participants did not simply collect data from the falling parts. They also tried to collect samples from the parts after landing, and examined the best angles for landing, etc. This shows the participants' strong interests in space probe technologies after the remarkable achievement of "Hayabusa 2" of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and ambitious mission to Mars by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It also indicates people's approach to space engineering has significantly changed for the past ten years.

National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Gifu College team became a consecutive winner of three Gifu competition (the College team came in first at the national CanSat competition last year). Gifu High School Team B (unofficial participation) was awarded "Open Participation Faculty of Engineering Dean Prize" to honor the team's efforts for successful landing and data collection. The awarding of the team whose members are all first-year students also indicates high level of the Gifu competition.

Gifu University continues to provide support for students towards the national CanSat competition under the guidance of the university's academic staff.

"Gifu Space Study Association"*: name tentative

President YOSHIDA
giving an opening speech
Students making a presentation
Test launching

Screening after a presentation
Winners (National Institute of Technology
(KOSEN), Gifu College team)


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