CanSat in Greece

In April 2017, the Greek high school space competition CanSat in Greece is organized by university students, for the first time in Greece. This competition is the preliminary phase of the European competition CanSats in Europe, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA).

CanSat in Greece 2017 is a voluntary, non-profit initiative of the IEEE NTUA Student Branch members. The competition is addressed to high-school students who are called to construct an educational can-sized satellite. During the final phase of the competition, the students’ satellites will be launched at an altitude of 1 kilometer, then during their landing they will execute a mission chosen by the students themselves. The missions will be evaluated and the team with the highest rating will represent Greece in the European finals. The competition’s main goal is the students’ familiarization with up-to-date space technologies while utilizing their knowledge on physics, computer programming and mathematics. Meanwhile, the students get used with the research methodology, they learn to cooperate and work as a team in order to achieve a common goal.

To this day, the competition has managed to inspire hundreds of students in Greece and multiply the interest of Greek schools. We received a total number of 26 applications, from which 10 schools were chosen. Right now, the teams are in the final phase of constructing their satellites. Every day the suspense culminates while the students are a step closer to living their dream, launching their own mini satellite.

You have the opportunity to attend the final event of the competition, if you want to! The entrance is free of charge! (Transportation and meals are optional and they are charged)

The CanSat in Greece 2017 Launch Event will take place in 18-21th of April. The first, the second and the last day of the event will be open to the public.

You can find below a detailed program for each day of our Final Event:

Tuesday 18/04: 12:00 - 19:30 (Open to the public)

  • Place: National Technical University of Athens, Deanery Building
  • Supporters’ speeches
  • Presentations of teams’ missions
  • Technical specifications and check of CanSats

Wednesday 19/04: 08:00 - 20:00 (Open to the public)

  • Place: Spot Flight Aviation (Kopaedas Region)
  • CanSats’ Launching
  • Transport: Bus (08:00, 20:00)

Thursday 20/04: 10:00 - 18:00 (Closed to the public)

  • Place: National Technical University of Athens, Deanery Building
  • Teams’ preparation for the final presentation of the results

Friday 21/04: 09:00 - 16:00 (Open to the public)

  • Place: National Technical University of Athens, Deanery Building
  • Teams’ Final presentations
  • Scientific and educational speeches
  • Awards ceremony

If you want to attend the Final Event of CanSat in Greece 2017, you can book your ticket here:

This initiative is sponsored by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and its main supporters are:

  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • NTUA’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • IEEE Greece Section
  • Computer Society of IEEE Greece Section
  • Corallia Clusters Initiative
  • Corallia’s si-Cluster
  • Academy of Athens
  • Libre Space Foundation

You can find the competition’s promotional booklet here.

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