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March 10, 2015
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is supporting CLTP6 partifipants with USD 5000 for airfare (only for participants from developing countries in the UN definition.)

Apply for CLTP6

February 19, 2015
Due to several requests, the application deadline for CLTP-6 has been extended from February 28 to March 18, 2015.
However, we will take it into consideration if you will submit your application before the original deadline.

February 7, 2015
Poster- CLTP6
- Download the CLTP6 brochure! CLTP6 poster
- More about CLTP6

February 1, 2015
Activity Report Worldwide
CanSat/water Rocket Leadership Training Program (CRLTP) was organized by UNISEC-NIGERIA in 2014

January 24, 2015
Overview of the CLTP6 6th CanSat Leader Training Program is released!

January 24, 2015
Voice of participants of the previous CLPT programs

January 9, 2015
See the CanSat training program in Egypt

December 7, 2014
The Background Assessment Test for the CLTP6 is available background assessment test in word formant or background assessment test in pdf format.
Visit the Application page for more detail.

December 3, 2014
First annoucement of the 6th CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP6)cltp6
Scheduled in Summer 2015. The details will follow in the next annoucement. Stay tuned!

December 3, 2014
First annoucement of the 6th CanSat Leader Training Program cltp6
Scheduled in Summer 2015. The details will follow in the next annoucement. Stay tuned!

October 7, 2014
Congratulations CLTP5 graduates!
The seven participants completed the training program. The program was funded by Sakura Rubber Company, Ltd.

September 9, 2014
Meet the CLTP5 participants!

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The CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP) is a training course that was established for participants to experience the entire cycle of CanSat development from the design to launch of model rockets. Through the program, you will learn the space technology and teaching methods utilized in space engineering.
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CanSat can be considered "a very small and simple satellite," as it has similar functions with satellites and operates in the far distance from the human operators. This fact makes the CanSat-based education very effective first step training towards real satellite development. System analysis and design, implementing fault tolerance, assembly/integration/test, and project management, which are the important skills in real satellite development, can also be learned in CanSat. In addition, CanSat project gives students a lot of fun, which further enhances the educational effects. So, please try CanSat - this is the road to real satellite development!

Shinichi Nakasuka
Professor of the University of Tokyo
CLTP Program Director

Prof. Nakasuka

CanSat is a small satellite analog. All of the components, such as sensors, actuators, and GPS, are housed inside a 350-mL can. CanSat provides an affordable opportunity for educators and students to acquire basic knowledge of space engineering and to experience engineering challenges in building a satellite. The participants will be able to design and build a small electronic payload that can fit inside a standard drink can (350-mL). The CanSats will be launched by a rocket or balloon and released in the air. Using a parachute, the CanSat will slowly descend back to the ground as it performs its designated mission (i.e., taking pictures and transmitting telemetry). By analyzing the data recorded by the CanSat, participants will investigate the reasons of its success and/or failure.

The 5th Cansat Leader Training Program (CLTP5), September 8-19, 2014

In November 1998 at the University Space Systems Symposium (USSS) held in Hawaii, Prof. Bob Twiggs (Stanford University Space Development Laboratory) suggested the so-called "CanSat" concept, whereby the entire satellite would adopt the size of a 350-ml can. This challenge launched the establishment of international workshops and competitions. During the workshops and competitions throughout the past decade, college students have designed and built CanSats; launched them by rockets, balloons and/or model aircrafts; and collected data during the descent of the CanSats by parachute, simulating the development of experiments in space. During these hands-on activities, the students have been working on student-led satellite development projects, realizing low-cost and short-term development programs.

Based on the success of these CanSat activities, the CanSat Leader Training Program was established in 2010 to foster the development of space engineering program leaders through the CanSat development process.
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Much of our important work is funded entirely by financial contributions.
A portion of the annual earnings is used to provide the CanSat Kit for developing countries to increase the skill level in these countries. The minimum contribution amount is JPY 100,000. If you wish to make a donation, please contact: We'll reply as soon as possible.

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