on 05 February 2020

The preselection for the National CanSat Competition - Romania 2020 has ended and ten teams have been selected to join the national phase, which will be held in Timisoara in April. The event is organised by ESERO Romania, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).

CanSats are small ‘satellites’ that fit into the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge students face is to include all major subsystems of a satellite, such as power supply and telecommunications, into a standard 330ml soft drink can. The CanSats are released from a rocket, balloon or drone at about 1km altitude. On its way back to the ground, the CanSat has to perform a certain mission and land safely on the ground.

The selection process is becoming increasingly difficult from year to year, due to the ever increasing quality of the candidate teams. The selected teams are as follows:


The final of the CanSat National Competition 2020 edition will be held between April 22-26 in Timisoara and launching will take place at the Caransebeș aerodrome.

The 1st ranked team from each of the national competitions, along with the teams selected directly by ESA, will participate in the European launch campaign, which will take place from 22 to 27 June 2020. The location of the European CanSat Competition will be announced in the coming months.

More details are available on the official website of ESERO Romania and on the CanSat website.

Image credit: ESA