Status Report

2009 CanSat Competition for University Students

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2008
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2009 CanSat Competition for University Students

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2009 CanSat Competition.

This annual competition is open to university and college students from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Teams of two to 10 students must design and build a space-type system called a CanSat. Each CanSat is the size of a soda can and must be built according to the specifications released by the competition organizing committee. Participants are involved in the end-to-end life cycle of a complex engineering project, from conceptual design, through integration and test, actual operation of the system, and the conclusion with a post-mission summary and debriefing.

All teams entering the CanSat competition are required to have a faculty adviser. The faculty adviser will oversee and be responsible for the conduct of the team at all times during the competition and is strongly encouraged to accompany the team to the competition.

Applications are due Oct. 31, 2008.

For more information about the competition and to download the application, visit Questions about this competition should be directed to

SpaceRef staff editor.