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
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
For further information, and to apply, please download the following forms: