2018 Munster Cansat Competition

2018 Munster Cansat Competition

Published on: Friday, 16 February 2018

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.





Tues 5th Dec 2017 Introductory CanSat session for teachers/mentors in B276, 4-6pm.
Fri 15th Dec 2017 1st student CanSat session in B276, 4-6pm
Fri 19th Jan 2018 2nd student CanSat session in B276, 4-6pm
Fri 2nd Feb 2018 3rd student CanSat session in B276, 4-6pm.
Fri 16th Feb 2018 4th student CanSat session in B276, 4-6pm.
Sat 10th Mar 2018 Cork Regional CanSat competition hosted by the Dept E&E Eng., CIT.

What is CanSat

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satelite, built inside a empty soft drink can

CanSat Competition

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 joe.connell@cit.ie

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