Introduction

National CanSat Competition 2024 is an initiative of Space Education Research Lab (SERL) of National Center of GIS & Space Applications (NCGSA), Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan. It aims for Space Technology Education and Popularization (STEP) through STEM education by design, development & launch of student satellite, the CanSat.

A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, which is designed and integrated within the size and shape of a soda can. The challenge for students is to incorporate all the major subsystems of a satellite (power, communication, OBDH, attitude, payload etc.) into this mini model.

Our Legacy:

Space Education Research Lab of National Center of GIS & Space Applications has made tremendous contributions to STEM education, in the realm of Satellite Technology. Through innovative initiatives, SERL lab has consistently played a key role in fostering concepts of satellite technology and its applications among the youth. The notable STEM based events organized by SERL lab encompass CanSat Workshop (2023), Space Maker Camp (2023), STEM for Space Technology (2023), Let’s Build a CanSat (2023), Space Destination School (2023) and Beaconhouse Notion of Academia (BNA’2024).

Competition Phases:

CanSat Mission

  1. To determine Position of CanSat (Lat, Long, Height)
  2. To find Orientation of CanSat ( Roll, Pitch, Yaw)
  3. To measure Atmospheric Parameters (Temperature , Pressure and Humidity)
  4. To capture Video/Image
  5. To Transmit the Data (1-4) from CanSat to Ground Station

Phase 1 : Registration

  • The competition will be held in the time span of February till April 2024
  • Participants can register through: https://bit.ly/NCC2024
  • STEM investment for each team for this competition is PKR 5000 per Team
  • Registration deadline: Feb 23,2024

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This competition is designed for Grade 9-12, O/A levels ( ‘Abecedarians’ group) and Undergraduate (‘Virtuoso’ group) students.
  • It is mandatory for registering participants to be an enrolled student of their respective university or college or school
  • Teams of 2 – 4 students from a same institution are invited to participate
  • Each team should be accompanied by 1 faculty member as mentor
  • Multiple teams can register from same institution.

Phase 2: Mission Design Boot Camp
Online lectures will be delivered to the registered participants regarding the Mission Design of CanSat

Phase 3: CanSat Design & Development Workshop
The Registered teams will be provided with Online Lectures to design and develop CanSat by going through process of hardware components selection, design and implementation.

Phase 4: Launch & Mission Brief
The final phase will be held at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan on April 18-19,2024. SERL team will launch/Fly each CanSat through Quadcopter and validate the outputs. Participating teams will be evaluated based on their functional hardware CanSat, mission reports, Poster, research Paper and Presentation.

Registration Guidelines

  1. This form is to be filled by Mentor/Faculty member of the participating team
  2. It is mandatory for registering participants to be an enrolled student of their respective university or college or school
  3. Each team should be accompanied by 1 faculty member as mentor
  4. Multiple teams can register from same institution, with same or separate faculty member/mentor
  5. STEM investment is PKR 5000 per Team
  6. Registration deadline: 23 Feb, 2024
  7. Payment can be done through Online Bank Deposit. Bank Details are provided below:
  • Account Title: IST Professional Development Center
  • Account Number: IBAN: PK49JSBL9567000001894146
  • Bank Name: JS Bank
  • Bank Address: Plot no 4, Jinnah Blvd East, Sector A, Near gate no 1, Sector A
    DHA Phase II, Islamabad

Link to registration: https://bit.ly/NCC2024

Awards

All participants will get the Participation Certificates by Space Education Research Lab (SERL), National Center of GIS & Space Applications (NCGSA), Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan on the submission of required reports and participation in all phases.

National Cansat Champion

ABECEDERIAN

PKR 100,000

and shield

National Cansat
Runner up

ABECEDERIAN

PKR 50,000

and shield

National Cansat Champion

VIRTUOSO

PKR 100,000

and shield

National Cansat
RUNNER UP

VIRTUOSO

PKR 50,000

and shield

Note: In case of less number of registrations (less than 10 teams in each category), the jury has the right to change the amount of cash award accordingly.