The Narantaka Gadjah Mada Aerospace Team (GMAT) finished in the top six in the 2022 CanSat Competition organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). The announcement took place offline at Virginia Tech, Virginia, United States, on 12 June 2022.
“In 2022, GMAT has made it into the world’s top 6, competing against teams from various countries. They have made UGM and Indonesia proud,” said Head of Sub-Directorate for Student Creativity Dr. Suherman, Wednesday (15/6).
Suherman said UGM would always support GMAT members to keep growing and showcase their potential on the global stage. He hopes GMAT will get more achievements in the future.
The GMAT members include Mukhsin Al Fikri L., Della Anindhita Cahyarani, Fiorella Averina G., Mahesafin Alna Ramadhan, Ari Permana, Ananda Hafidh Rifai K., Ababil, Lutfi Andriyanto, Alphonsus Jovian Joy Reynaldo, and Dzaki Fathdanish B. and are guided by Mechanical Engineering lecturer Dr. I Made Miasa.
This year, the annual competition challenged students to design a CanSat consisting of a container and a payload. The payload should be attached to the container using a 10-meter-long tether. A video camera pointing toward the payload should be integrated into the container and record the event when the payload is released from the container.