Thank you for your support!
Let's all join forces once more to launch our students and our School into space!
We thank you for your support again this year to our Athens College High School students' initiative in the frame of their participation at the European CanSat Competition. CanSat is an initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) that challenges students from all over Europe to build and launch a mini satellite the size of a soda can. In a structure of only 115 mm high and 66 mm in diameter, all the necessary systems for the operation of the device are integrated, as well as the sensors and everything else that is deemed necessary for the success of the mission. You may find out more here.
In November 2022, the team entered the second phase of the Greek sub-competition, CanSat in Greece 2023, organized by SPIN-Space Innovation. The winner of the Greek competition will qualify for the final phase of the European competition. The launch of CanSats in Greece (at 1000 meters high above sea level) is expected to take place on April, 2023.
See more: Website (el) - Instagram - Youtube
See more on the results of the team's efforts last year here.
The SALT (Satellite for Advanced Landing Technologies) team consists of 8 students and a teacher. Below you may find the team members, including their area of responsibility:
Nikolas Skevis Coordinator, Flight engineer
Dimitris Chrysikos Fundraising & Marketing
Polina Belexi Fundraising & Marketing
Orestis Anagnostakis Flight engineer
Vyronas Trikkalidis AI systems
Sofia Antoniadou Sensors & telemetry systems
George Chainis CanSat autonavigation
Stelios Antoniadis Sensors & telemetry systems
The team's mission & vision
SALT's mission is to build a CanSat that will constitute a technology demonstrator for the use of small space devices in order to gather basic information about the atmosphere and surface of exoplanets.
"Inspired by the Huygens mission to Titan, we envision a future in which missions to distant planets will bring with them small devices that will enter the atmospheres of the various planets, sending data about them to back to Earth. Thus, scientists will be able to consider whether it would be of scientific interest to organize a larger mission to these planets."
Through this effort, our students are also participating at our School's Annual Fund. After the needs of the project are met, the fundraising surplus will be donated in support of the Athens College Scholarship Program for Financial Aid to classmates and their families, as needed.
See more on the project needs here (el).
Every gift empowers our students.
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- by card, please fill in the form below. The information you provide will be used to register your gift, to issue and send the gift receipt as well as to acknowledge your gift (where applicable). Please use upper and lower case (πεζοκεφαλαία) Latin characters. The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
- through bank transfer see here.