Azercosmos makes presentation at BHOS

Baku, January 5, AZERTAC

Representatives of Azercosmos Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) have made a presentation on “CanSat Azerbaijan 2018” competition at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). The presentation for BHOS students was made by head of Corporate Communications department Fidan Behbudova and Satellite Communications engineer Rustam Zeynalov. To be jointly organized by Azercosmos OJSC and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education, the contest offers students a unique opportunity to have a practical experience of a real space project.

CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge is to fit all the major subsystems into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched to an altitude of a few hundred meters to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing. Aimed at motivation of students in aerospace technology, the international CanSat competition has been held annually since 1998 with the support of NASA, American Astronautical Society (AAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), as well as leading aerospace companies.

The representatives of Azercosmos OJSC briefed the students on the “CanSat Azerbaijan 2018” competition, which consists of seven stages. The event then featured the question and answer session.

The CanSat competition to be held in Azerbaijan in 2018 is aimed at raising students’ awareness of, and interest in, national satellite projects with the purpose to have more experienced teams, which are able to represent Azerbaijan at international CanSat competitions.

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