"Dream, Dream, Dream! Conduct these dreams into thoughts and then transform them into action."
- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Indian students rank first in aerospace competition

30-06-2017 03:30 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream

Indian students rank first in aerospace competition | My Indian Dream

Image Source

The sky is the limit for these talented Indians

It was a glorious moment for India when Astral, the Indian team that participated in CanSat – a global aerospace competition – secured the first rank after defeating 39 teams from across the world.

The students belong to Uttarakhand's University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). They included students of Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering and design studies.

Professors Ugur Guven and Zozimus Labana guided the winning team. Guven said that the team’s success will prepare them for their role when they will join the booming aerospace sector.

CanSat which is held in Texas every year is organized by American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). It is a design-build-fly competition with space related themes.

The competition brings out the students’ analytical, creative, decision-making, problem-solving and collaborative skills in addition to their domain knowledge and expertise.

The contestants will also have to make use of and exhibit unique skills from different disciplines which will help to enhance their multi-disciplinal skills. 

Numerous prestigious institutions like Princeton University, University of Manchester, University of Alabama, VIT University and National Aviation Academy had participated in CanSat 2017.

About the Author


I love to read and am passionate about writing. I like to absorb ideas and information and spread it among my readers. After all, knowledge is always an asset.
Support the Initiative

Buy the My Indian Dream merchandise to support our various initiatives. The premium merchandise enables you to make a statement in style as well as enable our efforts.