Our team's mission was inspired from a number of real life projects in extraterrestrial exploration like the curiosity rover, the rosetta space probe, asteroid mining projects, etc. All those projects revolve around analysing the surface and soil of planets or comets, encountering harsh conditions. Our goal was to build a sensor for estimating soil moisture concentration and monitor it over time, in a supposed target planet, in order to further evaluate whether it could eventually host plants and support human activity. After a successful landing with the parachute, DrillSat is able to use its leg mechanism and rise into a position from which it can dig its drills to the ground and measure the conductivity between the two drills, which is related to the moisture of the soil examined.
CanSat in Greece 2018
Telecommunications & Data Handling