AUGUST 24, 2017

Avila experiments launch into space

Avila students from Years 9-11 have launched a science experiment into space with the Cuberider program. This interactive program has provided students with the opportunity to learn coding, design experiments, visit Lake Bolac for a stratosphere balloon launch and program sensors as part of an experiment that is to be tested in the International Space Station (ISS).

Cuberider

The team currently have three experiments submitted to the International Space Station:

  • Testing the living conditions inside the ISS
  • Testing the magnetic field around the Earth
  • Testing the acceleration and rotational velocity of the ISS.

On August 15 they watched the rocket - SpaceX Falcon 9 - delivering the experiments to the International Space Station take off. They are now eagerly awaiting the results of the experiments to return.

"Cuberider is an amazing experience that I am lucky enough to be a part of. We have all enjoyed our time in Cuberider so far and are all looking forward to completing our experiments. Who knows what results we will get?"  Tiana, Year 9