European Space Agency – ‘satellite in a can’ competition

Entries wanted for the 2012 European CanSat competition

The European Space Agency (ESA) is holding a Europe-wide competition for schools to create a working satellite within the confines of a soft drinks can. The chosen projects will compete in the final in Norway in April 2012 when the selected 10 satellites from all over Europe will be launched by rocket to the height of about 1 km and will carry out some real science.

ESA have allocated one guaranteed launch slot to the winners of the Scottish Cansat Competition to be held for Scottish schools between September 2011 and March 2012. The competition is open to pupils aged 16 and over. Your school could be there!

This is a fantastic opportunity to have your school compete and hopefully win a prestigious Europe-wide science competition. Please respond to Dr. Paul Lyden ( by 7 September if you are interested in taking part.

Please visit the website for more information.

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