Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Students can get a head start on an aerospace career by entering the 2023 CanSat Competition.

Not just a paper exercise, CanSat is an annual competition in which college and university teams from around the world participate in a scored and judged design-build-launch project to see who can best meet assigned mission requirements. From conceptual design, through integration, test, and flight, teams engineer, create, and actually launch payloads in a challenging and rewarding test of knowledge, skills, project management, and teamwork.

Since 2005, the CanSat Competition, organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) alongside the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has organized an annual student design-build-launch competition for space-related topics. Throughout the years, NRL has been devoted to supporting CanSat in its efforts to further students’ aerospace exploration through the development of aeronautical exploration and STEM education.

If you are interested in participating in the CanSat,  please log onto: www.cansatcompetition.com or contact NRL Corporate Communications at (202)-480-3746 or nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil. The American Astronautical Society (AAS) contact is Jim Way at jimway@astronautical.org