CanSat Ireland

CanSat Ireland is a competition for 2nd Level Students (transition year and upwards) in association with Institutes of Technology and run by the European Space Agency (ESA), ESERO Ireland and CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO)

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, built inside an empty soft drink can. The competition gives students a feel for the excitement of technological achievement by launching their own ‘satellite’, and gives them their first practical experience of a real space project.

This is a competition for 2nd level students (transition year and upwards) in association with Institutes of Technology and run by the European Space Agency (ESA), ESERO Ireland and Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO).

Winners from each region will participate in the National Final in May 2019.

The Irish national winner will represent Ireland in the European competition in June 2019.

Ireland won the CanSat European Finals for the first time in 2018

Marist College Athlone – Winners of the Cansat European Finals 2018

 

More about CanSat Ireland

CanSat Mission

Each team must complete two missions: the first involves collecting specified data, the second can be decided by the project group.

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Regional Partners

There are nine regional partners in 2018/19. If you are interested in taking part please contact your regional IoT coordinator listed below.

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CanSat Ireland is sponsored by:

  • ESERO
  • Science Foundation Ireland