KATHAMNDU, Dec 14: A team of Nepali students participated in Can Satellite Competition recently organized by 23rd Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum ( APRSAF), which was held at University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna.
Two teams from Nepal participated in the competition. Members of the Nepali teams were Krishna Sitaula, Anup Thapa, Kundan Chaudhary, Pawan Gyawali and Mohan Tamang.
Can Satellite is the simulator of a real satellite which is made to demonstrate the working mechanism of real satellite.
Arduino platform was used to make the Can Satellite which is like CPU of computer that takes analog data from sensors, processes it and gives meaningful output. The satellite had primary and secondary missions.
The primary mission was to measure temperature, pressure and altitude and secondary mission was to measure latitude, longitude, percentage of carbon dioxide in atmosphere and percentage of humidity in atmosphere.
“We wanted to show our creativity and explore our potential. This competition provided us with the perfect platform that has motivated us towards our aim,” said Krisha Situala, a participant of the competition.
The teams from Nepal were awarded for the best performance in the competition.