How many satellites can be launched into orbit before astronomers on earth can no longer observe the night sky without interruption?
This was the challenging question this year for the University of Auckland's annual Engineering Science Competition.
Five teams from Burnside participated on Saturday August 1st in a challenge lasting eight hours. No help could be provided by anyone outside the team, making this a true test of their research, mathematical modelling, report writing and collaboration skills, and of course also their resilience!
Winners will be announced later in the year. The teams found it an interesting and challenging learning experience.