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Enter the CanSat Competition and make your own tin can satellite!
May 08th 2015

Enter the CanSat Competition and make your own tin can satellite!

The European Space Agency supports a broad range of CanSat activities in order to give European students their first experience of a real space-related project. Here’s your opportunity to build your own tin can satellite!

ESERO-UK organises an annual UK CanSat Competition, the winner of which goes on to compete in the European CanSat Competition.

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched to an altitude of a few hundred metres by a rocket or dropped from a platform or captive balloon and its mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing.

CanSats offer a unique opportunity for students to have a first practical experience of a real space project. They are responsible for all aspects: selecting the mission objectives, designing the CanSat, integrating the components, testing, preparing for launch and then analysing the data.

Click here to read the guidelines, register and get involved!

 

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