Two teams from Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran have secured the 2nd and 5th rank, globally, in the second round of NASA sponsored global design-build-launch competition CanSat-2018. Team INCASSABLE (2nd Rank) and team INFINITY (5th Rank) comprising students of Mechanical engineering and Electronics & Communication engineering streams will now be competing with 40 other teams from across the globe in the third and final round of CanSat 2018 scheduled to be held at Stephenville Texas, USA from June 08, 2018 to June 10, 2018.CGC Landran has been participating in this competition for three consecutive years having won the third rank, in Asia and 12th globally in CanSat 2017.CanSat 2018 comprises three stages namely the first stage, Preliminary Design Review (PDR) requiring all the teams to make detailed presentations about their creations followed by the second stage Critical Design Review (CDR) in which the two teams from CGCians won the 2nd and 5th rank globally, thereby successfully qualifying to compete in the third and final Launch Competition phase in June 2018.
CanSat is an annual event which requires students to build a small satellite with telemetry that can be launched in a rocket several thousand feet in the air. It is organised by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The competition is designed to reflect a typical aerospace program on a small scale and includes all aspects of an aerospace program from the preliminary design review to post mission review. The mission and its requirements are designed to reflect various aspects of real world missions including telemetry requirements, communications and autonomous operations. Each team is scored throughout the competition on real-world deliverables such as schedules, design review presentations, and demonstration flights.Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, CGC Landran and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC Landran commended the students on their achievement and wished them the very best for the final stage of the competition.