On Friday, February 18th the students of PASCAL English School Larnaka will also attempt to break the world record by sending a micro-satellite into space to capture images and videos from an altitude of 147,648 feet. The effort will be made at 12:00 pm at the Radiation Station of the Meteorology department.
The mission of the PICO micro-satellite project is part of the space day “SpaceUp Cyprus 2022” and will be live broadcasted online to the 32 participating schools where about 2,000 students will have the opportunity to watch their experiments travel up to space altitudes. You can watch the online event by clicking the following hyperlink https://fb.me/e/5WYCrRbYm
The day is organized by the “Cyprus Space Foundation” and is supported by the Department of Meteorology and the Center of Excellence “Eratosthenes”.
In another development in the field of robotics and space, after the great success of the construction of the educational robot “ASTRO 1”, the students of PASCAL English School Larnaka created “ASTRO 2”. This is the evolution of the original robot, in which students were able to incorporate technical intelligence (a smart brain), which allows the robot to speak, but also to recognize the name of the visitor, using a QR code from a Safe Pass. The students also created interactive lighting in the shape of a face that, combined with the robot’s speech ability, offers visitors a unique experience.
In addition, the team of PASCAL students built a special mobile app, so that visitors have the opportunity, after downloading it on their mobile phone, to talk to “ASTRO 2”.