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With the Support of Iran National Space Administration

The final round of the fifth annual Iran CanSat competition was held.

According to the public relations and information center of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, four annual CanSat competitions have been held in Iran and the fifth anniversary of this event was held on February 25th at Azadi Airport by Aerospace Research Institute (ARI), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and with the support of Iran National Space Administration, attended by the selected teams from various research centers and universities of the country.

This round of the competition was held at two classes of Observation-Communication and Scientific Exploration with the support of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs (Iran National Space Administration). In total, eight teams were selected from the initial 26 teams that participated in the competition and passed the stages of refining and judgment.

CanSat is a simple mechatronic system, introduced as one of the subsets of space robotics. The name of this system chosen based on the standards of its production, as a satellite in the size of a soda can. In order to act independently, a CanSat must include all the essential parts and subsystems of a satellite, such as the power data, commands and communication management subsystems.

The word “CanSat” comes from can and sat, which is the abbreviation of satellite. CanSat can be released from a height by rockets and balloons to complete its mission. In addition, different landing systems can be used for CanSats, the most common of which is parachute. CanSats are produced in two classes of standard (in the size of a soda can) and free (volume limited to a liter).

One of the most important issues of this round of the competition was the use of a multi-rotor aircraft for releasing the CanSats, which happened in Iran for the first time. Furthermore, a manned hot-air balloon with a diameter of 17m was flown as the backup launcher system during this event.

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