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Introduction

Design a Cansat that will consist of a container and a science payload. The science payload shall be a delta wing glider that will glide in a circular pattern, once released.

The Cansat shall be launched to an altitude ranging 670 meters to 725 meters above the launch site and deployed near apogee (peak altitude). Orientation of deployment is not controlled and is most definitely violent. The CanSat container must protect the science payload from damage during the launch and deployment.

Once the CanSat is deployed from the rocket, the CanSat shall descend using a parachute at a descent rate of 20 m/s. At 450 meters, the container shall release the science payload. The science payload shall glide in a circular pattern collecting sensor data for one minute and remain above 100 meters after being released. Afterwards, the glider shall deploy a parachute to cause the glider to stop gliding and drop to the ground at a rate of 10 meters/second.

The science payload shall monitor altitude, air speed and the science payload shall be a particulate matter/dust sensor to detect particulates in the air while gliding.