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NEW Video: Discover the CanSat Competition!
The CanSat competition provides students (14+) with the opportunity to have practical experience working on a small-scale space project. They are tasked with designing and building their own simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can.
“As soon as they realised they were getting data from their own satellite, they were so excited!”
Take a look at this new introductory video to find out more about this amazing opportunity.
The challenge for students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. After building their CanSat teams will be invited to launch events across the UK to launch their CanSats on small rockets, with their CanSats returning to Earth using a parachute designed by the students.
The competition is open to teams from any school or college in the UK.
Team members must be over the age of 14 at the time of the competition.
Each team’s teacher will be provided with a basic CanSat kit if required and an introduction course from ESERO-UK. There are also a number of free online resources that can be used to support teams entering the competition.
Teams can request a STEM Ambassador for additional support.
The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2022-23 competition is 1 October 2022.
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