A team of intrepid students from Coláiste Chiaráin are hoping to reach new heights at the national Cansat finals in Offaly this weekend. The students hope to build on their success at the regional finals held in Tralee at MTU Kerry. The goal of the competition is to build a satellite that will be launched on a rocket. The satellite must fit the same dimensions as a drink can. 

The students conduct a primary mission to beam and receive altitude and temperature data to a laptop on the ground. They have added their own ideas through the Secondary mission to measure the quality of the air , barometric pressure , Global Positioning System and implementing a custom parachute system to ensure a safe landing for the CanSat.

The team, made up of students from various academic backgrounds, has been working diligently over the past few months to prepare for the national competition. Their dedication and hard work have paid off, as they have successfully overcome challenges and obstacles during the design and testing phases.

The team is excited to showcase their innovative design and technical expertise at the national finals, where they will compete against other talented student teams from across the country. They hope to inspire other young students to pursue their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Speaking about the competition, team member Nathan said, “We are thrilled to have made it to the national finals, and we are excited to show what we have achieved. It has been a challenging but rewarding experience, and we have learned so much from it. We hope that our success will encourage more students to get involved in STEM activities and pursue their passions.”

In conclusion, the team from Coláiste Chiaráin has been working diligently to prepare for the national Cansat finals, and their success at the regional level is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Through their project, they hope to demonstrate their skills and creativity in building a satellite that can collect and transmit data while fitting within the dimensions of a drink can. We wish them the best of luck in their endeavour and look forward to seeing their project in action at the National finals.

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