At ESA’s German CanSat competition of 2018, we achieved the 4th place. Here you can find all the information about Apoapsis’ first participation.
We are the team Apoapsis from Vaterstetten. Our group consists of Niklas Cölle, Leon Hauser, Thomas Schlienz, Henrik Böving and Felix Edelmann, and we all attend the 11th grade of the Humboldt-Gymnasium Vaterstetten. With our CanSat, we want to measure the fine dust concentration of the atmosphere in higher air layers.
We were inspired by the project luftdaten.info of the OK Lab Stuttgart, which collects the measurements of public accessible fine dust sensors in real time and displays them on a public available map.
Blog posts (2018)
After we ordered the PCBs, they finally arrived a week ago. That’s why we could finally start with building our CanSat.
After some time full of exams and tests we finally got to take our next step: The PCB design.
The last days we were pretty active and worked a lot on the hardware and software for the CanSat. Here we give a brief overview of the sensors and electronics we will use.
On March 23, an information event was held at our school for the intermediate level (7th to 10th grade). There were several experts for various disciplines invited to hold short lectures about their job. Our teacher, who organized the event, suggested that we should present our project to the students during the breaks between the lectures.
The day is almost over and our social media channels have been updated. Via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and this site you can learn more about our activities and developments for the CanSat 2018 competition.
Here you will find news about our project, for example about the tests of components, the devlopment of parts & software and much more. If you want to know more about us, check out here.