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The UK CanSat Competition 2022-23 is open for registrations! Could your students build their own satellite?

By Rebecca Crawford-Richardson posted 22 days ago


Would your students like to design, build and code their own simulation of a satellite?

The CanSat competition provides students 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. 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 and each team should comprise of between 4-6 students, assisted by a teacher or tutor. Multiple teams can be registered from the same school/college. 

If you would like to find out more about CanSat please visit our webpage - and check out this video too!


CanSat is a European Space Agency competition. ESERO-UK at STEM Learning organise and run the UK CanSat competition.