The CanSat 2019 competition will be launched during the Space Careers Roadshow at DCU.
A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite developed in the size and shape of a soda can. A European Space Agency initiative, the competition fosters an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) careers by offering students a hands-on experience of a space-themed project. The multidisciplinary nature of the project ensures students are exposed to industry standards in a broad array of potential career paths.
This year, the competition will be launched by the team from Marist College Athlone, who secured the first Irish victory in the European finals earlier this year.