2017 Munster Cansat Competition
Published on: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
European Space Agency competition for 2nd Level Students (transition year and upwards) run by ESERO Ireland in association with Cork Electronic Industries Association and Institutes of Technology.
|21st October 2016
Munster CanSat Launch
|Nov/Dec/Jan 2016||CanSat Team workshops, dates tbc|
|11th March 2017||Munster Regional Final @ CIT|
|8th Apr 2017||Irish National Final @ Birr Castle|
What is CanSat
A CanSat is a simulation of a real satelite, built inside a empty soft drink can
Teams of school students compete to design, build and test a mini-satelite or CanSat. The competition gives students a feeling of excitement and technological achievement by launching their own satelite and gives them their first practical experience of a real space project.
Your Mission … should you choose to accept it
- Fit all the major subsystems found in a satelite such as power, sensors and communications in a CanSat
- Provide a parachute to ensure the can has a gentle landing
- Carry out scientific experiments and transmit the data to an earth based computer
- Entry is open to 4-6 second level students (Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year) per team
What help will you get
CIT will support participating schools by providing access to state-of the-art labs, technical support and industry mentors for the competing teams. Each team and their teacher will be provided with a kit, an introduction course and on-going techanical support from a dedicated technical mentor.
Enquiries to Dr Joe Connell by email firstname.lastname@example.org