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UIU ranks 3rd in Asia in CanSat Competition 2024

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Published: 17:44, 11 June 2024

UIU ranks 3rd in Asia in CanSat Competition 2024

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The UIU ASTRO team from United International University (UIU) won 3rd place in Asia and 11th place worldwide at the CanSat Competition 2024 organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). 

The competition was held on June 6-9, 2024 in Virginia, USA. The Competition was sponsored by NASA, US Naval Research Lab (NRL), and Siemens.

CanSat is an annual student design-build-launch competition for space-related topics that involves designing a satellite capsule (container and probe). This satellite must be launched and deployed at a height of about 670 to 725 meters, and demonstrate successful deployment and landing sequences until the probe lands successfully.

A total of 80 teams (5 from Bangladesh) participated in the first round out of which 31 teams (20 teams outside of the USA) made it to the final round (2 from Bangladesh).

In its first-ever participation in this event, the UIU team displayed an impressive performance by achieving the 11th position on the global scale, the 3rd in Asia and the 1st in Bangladesh.

Before that, the team passed successfully with flying colours in all the preliminary testing phases. It is a great moment for all of us to have the names of our country and UIU displayed with honour in front of a global audience.