REV-1 competed in the CanSat 2023 Competition hosted by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). This annual competition is a design-build-launch competition that invites colleges and universities around the world to compete in a small scale, full life-cycle engineering project. Teams are scored throughout the competition on real-world deliverables like schedule, design review presentations, and demonstration flights.
The competition deliverables included a preliminary design review (PDR) presentation, a critical design review (CDR) presentation, environmental testing documents, a flight readiness review (FRR) presentation, a launch-ready system, flight telemetry data, and a post flight review (PFR) presentation. The REV-1 team also wrote a Performance Analysis Report (PAR) depicting the system’s performance at the launch-day competition in June 2023.
REV-1 passed its PDR, CDR, and environmental tests. The REV-1 team was therefore permitted to take their design to the launch-day competition in Virginia. REV-1 launched on June 10, 2023.