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Day: 29 January 2021

The second place in 8 of BUT won by a FIT student with a simulation of lunar probe landing


8 of BUT, that is eight Bachelor's degree graduates from BUT who succeeded in the annual presentation competition 8 of BUT, which was this year organised in the form of online presentations due to the pandemic. The jury composed of representatives of BUT awarded the second place to a FIT student Jakub Karpíšek, who simulated landing of the Beresheet probe on the Moon. "My task was to calculate the optimal descent trajectory for the Beresheet spacecraft's landing on the Moon and to design an environment for visualisation of descent trajectories. I managed to find the optimal descent trajectory which even counts with a reserve of fuel, and I also created an environment that provides users with simple and intuitive view of the descent trajectory. In addition, they can easily interfere with the visualisation," describes Jakub Karpíšek.  8 of BUT is a traditional presentation competition of the best Bachelor's theses wrote by students of all faculties of BUT in the last academic year. The winner of the 8th year of the competition is Michael Rosický, a student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. For more information, go to the BUT website.

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