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CBS students design, build, and launch a miniature satellite (CanSat) into the stratosphere

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Chaman Bhartiya School (CBS) Bengaluru students on May 21 successfully launched a CanSat, a miniature satellite they designed and built, into the stratosphere. The launch marks a significant milestone in the school’s commitment to experiential learning and STEM education.

The CanSat, a soda can-sized satellite, was equipped with an array of sensors to measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and altitude, as well as a GPS module and camera to track its location and capture aerial images. It was launched to an altitude of 100-150 meters aboard high-altitude drones, where it collected valuable data before returning safely to Earth.

This groundbreaking project provided students with a unique opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge from physics, mathematics, and computer science to a real-world challenge. The students were responsible for every aspect of the CanSat, from its conceptualization and design to its construction and testing.

“This CanSat launch is a testament to the power of experiential learning,” said Shashank Mane, Curator of COCAI (Centre of Creativity and Innovation), of Chaman Bhartiya School. “By engaging in hands-on projects like this, our students are developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a deep understanding of scientific principles. They are also gaining valuable experience in teamwork, project management, and communication.”

The CanSat project not only enhanced the students’ academic knowledge but also had a profound impact on their personal growth.

“Working on the CanSat was an incredible experience,” said Laksh Pandey, a CBS student who participated in the project. “I learned so much about science and engineering, but I also learned about the importance of perseverance, collaboration, and creativity. This project has inspired me to pursue a career in STEM.”

The CanSat launch is a prime example of how CBS is preparing its students for the challenges of the 21st century. By providing students with opportunities to engage in real-world space projects, schools are not only enhancing technical knowledge but also cultivating essential problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills that will be invaluable in their future careers.

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