The call for proposals for the 2014 European CanSat Competition is now opened. This competition is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA).
The highlight will be the Competition Launch Campaign, hosted at the Andøya Rocket Range in Andenes, Norway from 1-5 June 2014.
The teachers of the chosen teams will attend an introductory workshop at ESA’s ESTEC centre in The Netherlands. This will take place on 24-25 January 2014. Each teacher will receive a CanSat kit and instruction on topics such as sensors and signal analysis; data handling and data transmission; software installation and programming.
In December 2013 the selected team will be announced, and until June 2014 they will carry out technical work on their CanSats, including design, development and testing activities. Guidelines, templates and expert advice will be available throughout this phase.
At the competition launch campaign, CanSats will be launched in rockets up to an altitude of 1 km. The CanSats will then separate from the rocket, conduct their missions, and land safely on the ground to be recovered by the teams.
The competition winners will be chosen based on the team’s performance throughout the project, as well as the final flight operations and results.
How to apply:
- Check the eligibility of your team
- Register all team members and the teacher/tutor at joinspace.org
- Download and complete the official proposal form from joinspace.org
- Upload your proposal form at joinspace.org