In brief

As we head toward CanSat 2023, we are looking back at yet another amazing and challenging edition of the European CanSat Competition. The final reports of the participating teams have been analyzed and the three best reports are receiving a special mention. 


Now that the 2023 has officially kicked off, we are looking forward to this year’s European CanSat Competition. With a new national organiser and two selected teams from Slovakia and Slovenia, it is sure to be another exciting CanSat edition! 

Outstanding final reports from 2022

After a successful launch campaign in Bologna (Italy), held from 20 to 25 June, teams were tasked to analyze their results and submit their final report. ESA Education was overwhelmed by the quality of the reports from all teams, well done! Three outstanding final reports have been selected. Congratulations to:

CanSat team Zephyr from Canada
CanSat team Zephyr from Canada

Team Zephyr from Fraser Heights Secondary School and Byrne Creek Community School, Canada, who developed a modular CanSat system capable of active attitude control. 

CanSat team RoboQuick from Latvia
CanSat team RoboQuick from Latvia

Team RoboQuick from Valmieras Pārgaujas Valsts ģimnāzija, Latvia, who aimed to analyze the impact of air quality on human health with their CanSat. 

Highest Technical Achievement was awarded to Team FireSat from Greece
Highest Technical Achievement was awarded to Team FireSat from Greece

Team FireSat from 3rd High School of Rhodes, Greece, who developed a CanSat capable of assessing the risk of wildfire spreading in a certain area. 

First national competition in 2023 for Hungary 

2023 will be an exciting year for Hungary as they will organize their first ever CanSat national competition. We look forward to welcoming their national winner! 

Two teams selected from Slovakia and Slovenia

Countries without a national competition such as Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia were able to apply for the 2023 European CanSat competition directly through ESA. We are pleased to announce that two teams from Slovakia and Slovenia have been selected. Let’s introduce them: 

Team VegaSat from Slovenia aims to attempt a targeted landing and analyze the in-flight parameters regarding the CanSat’s behaviour such as acceleration, position and rotation. In addition, they would like to study the CanSat’s flight path using the GPS location and afterwards make a 3D visualization of the flight trajectory. 

Team GHSat from Slovakia aims to measure gamma-ray radiation and CO2 levels in the atmosphere during the flight and study how the values change for various altitudes. Additional telemetry on GPS position, battery charge and barometric altitude will be gathered to create a complete assessment of the collected data. 

These two teams will be mentored directly by ESA and launch their CanSats at the 2023 European CanSat Competition along with the rest of the teams selected via National Competitions. 

The location of the 2023 European CanSat Competition will be announced in the upcoming months. We are looking forward to seeing all the participants there! 

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