General Information, 2013

Lithuanian Educational CanSat (CS) Rocket, and Unmanned Aircraft (UAV) Competition conducted by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on 2012, October 3, Resolution No. 1220 “The Adoption of Measures for The Celebration of the Steponas Darius and Stasius Girėnas Flight Across the Atlantic”.

The Organizers are: Lithuanian Space Association, JSC “Pakilimo Takas”, Space Science and Technology Institute, Lithuanian Ethnocosmology Museum.

Schedule of the Competition:
1. First stage:
– January 28, 2013: announcement of the Rules of the Competition,
– January 28, 2013 – February 16, 2013: acceptance of teams’ applications,
– February 17, 2013 – March 8, 2013 – introductory seminars, selection talks with teams,
– starting March 9, 2013: signing of agreements and delivery of equipment;
2. March 9, 2013 – May 25, 2013: seminars, designing of CanSats and UAVs, preparation of documentation;
3. May 26, 2013: test starts;
4. May 27, 2013 – July 5, 2013: improvement of the construction, preparation of presentation of project and its documentation;
5. July 6, 2013: final stage:  presentation of documentation, presentation of projects, final starts, presen-tation of results of final starts and winners’ decleration.

The CanSat and UAV contests will take place in parallel and managed as effectively one program with two classes: CanSat and UAV. Up to 20 teams in each class will be allowed to participate in the Selective Stage. From those 20, 5 per class will be selected to participate in the Final Stage. Five (5) additional teams may be invited from outside of Lithuania. A team consists of 2-4 members and 1 leader. The team members must be older than 14 as of February 10, 2013 and the team leader must be older than 18 as of February 10, 2013.

The CanSats and UAVs must be built by the registered team members themselves.

The CanSat competition consists of this set of compulsory tasks:
1. Prepare and present project documentation.
2. The CanSat must separate from the launch vehicle and deploy a parachute for a soft landing.
3. The CanSat’s onboard sensors must capture and record the altitude of the craft with a timestamp in order to show an altitude vs time graph after the landing.
4. The team must locate and recover the CanSat once it has landed.
5. The team must transfer the data from the CanSat to a computer and prepare a graph of altitude vs time for the duration of the flight.

The UAV competition consists of this set of compulsory tasks:
1. Prepare and present project documentation.
2. Fly autonomously to a horizontal target and scan the information thereon.
3. Fly autonomously to a vertical target and scan the information thereon.
4. Record flight data during the flight. Transfer that data to a computer after the flight and prepare graphs of the flight data vs time.

Competition rules and other information is published on the Lithuanian Space Association Website.

Competition rules can be downloaded by clicking here.

Application form for participants can be downloaded by clicking here.

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