Coming Up: CanSat Competition 2019

The second University of Bristol CanSat Competition is scheduled to start on the last weekend of October.

Following the success of the University’s first CanSat contest in 2016, there was a lot of anticipation for the sequel. And now the wait is almost over! Once again organized with help from the Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Bristol, the competition will give the selected teams three weeks to develop and produce their CanSats with the launch set to take place on the 18th of November.

The challenge is to design and build a working satellite in the volume of a soda can. The CanSats will be lifted by a drone and dropped with a parachute, data must be downloaded during the drop.

Each satellite will include a primary payload, which will be provided, and a secondary payload of each team’s choice. The provided kits include Arduino based pressure and temperature sensors as well as a radio module for data downlink to a ground station.


» Application Deadline – 5pm 25th of October

» Team Selection – 26th of October

» First Build Session – 28th of October

» Launch Day – 18th of November