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May 28, 2021
CLTP11 has been postponed to next year again due to the COVID19 pandemic.

April 23, 2020
CLTP11 has been postponed to next year.

February 28, 2020
CLTP11 will be held on August 17-28, 2020 at Nihon University, using HEPTA-Sat.

February 4, 2019
CLTP10 will be held on August 19-30, 2019 at Nihon University, using HEPTA-Sat.

January 19, 2018
CLTP9 will be held on August 20-31, 2018 at Nihon University, using HEPTA-Sat.

November 16, 2016
We are pleased to announce that CLTP8 hands-on training will be held at Nihon University with a new educational tool "HEPTA-Sat" in September 7-16, 2017.

November 16, 2016
CLTP7 movie is available.

January 24, 2016
About the Assessment Test
Suggested reading and more about the assessment test for CLTP7

January 16, 2016
CLTP6 Organizer Report Report by Hokkaido Univ
CLTP6 report by one of the organizers.

November 30, 2015
CLTP7 Application
The detail of the application process for CLTP7 is released.

November 24, 2015
The second announcement of the 7th CanSat Leader Training Program is released!

October 1, 2015
The first announcement of the 7th CanSat Leader Training Program is released!

September 23, 2015
CLTP6 Movie is available!

September 8, 2015
CLTP6 Completed
Congratulations CLTP6 graduates! 8 future CanSat leaders completed the training program. More details will follow.

June 28, 2015
Activity Report Worldwide
CanSAT training program will be held on August 21-29, 2015 at Terzioğlu campus, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi in Çanakkale, Turkey.
Mansur Çelebi, Class of CLTP1

June 14, 2015
The CLTP6 online-lecture online lecture detail will start on July 13, 2015.
If you wish to join the CLTP6 online-lecture, please register.
You will receive notification soon.
(Deadline: July 3, 2015)

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.)

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!

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CLTP11 has been postponed to next year.

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.
[Program Description] | [How to Apply]

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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: secretariat[at] (Please replace [at] to @). We'll reply as soon as possible.


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