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The CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP), established in 2010, is co-organised by UNISEC and UNISEC member universities to provide a training course for researchers and educators as one of the capacity-development programs in space technology. The CLTP encompasses the entire cycle of satellite development, involving design, fabrication, and launch of a model rocket or a captive balloon; lectures on space engineering and nano-satellite development. Through the program, participants are expected to learn space engineering education methods through hands-on experiences using CanSat (HEPTA Sat) and to be leaders of space technology development in their home countries.

DateHost UniversityAttendees
CLTP12 August 21 - September 1, 2023 Nihon Univ. 17 participants, 13 countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Zambia, Zimbabwe )
CLTP11 August 17-31,2022 Nihon Univ. 21 participants, 14 countries (Bangladesh, Bosnia, Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, South africa, Thailand)
CLTP10 August 19-30, 2019 Nihon Univ. 15 Participants, 11 Countries (Australia, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya, Morocco, Myanmar, Peru, Rwanda, Zimbabwe)
CLTP9 August 20-31, 2018 Nihon Univ. 7 participants, 5 countries (India, Mongolia 2, Malaysia 2, UAE, Argentina) and 6 Japanese students.
CLTP8 September 7 - 16, 2017 Nihon Univ. 9 participants, 7 countries (Nepal, Egypt, Malaysia, El-Salvador, Bolivia, Turkey, Japan) and 4 Japanese students.
CLTP7 September 21 - October 1, 2016 Hokkaido Univ. 8 participants from 7 countries (Egypt, Peru, Mongolia, Nepal, Myanmar, Serbia, Dominica Republic)
CLTP6 August 23-September 3, 2015 Hokkaido Univ. 8 participants from 8 countries (Mexico, Egypt, New Zealand, Tunisia, Angola, Turkey, Bangladesh, Austria)
CLTP5 September 8 - 19, 2014 Hokkaido Univ. 7 participants from 6 countries (Egypt, Mexico, Mongolia, Korea, Peru, Japan)
CLTP4 July 22 - August 16, 2013 Keio Univ.9 participants from 6 countries (Angola, Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, The Philippines)
CLTP3 July 17 - August 20, 2012 Tokyo Metropolitan University10 participants from 9 countries (Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Lithuania, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, The Philippines, Turkey)
CLTP2November 14 - December 14, 2011 Nihon Univ.10 participants from 10 countries (Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam)
CLTP1February 14 - March 20, 2011 Wakayama Univ.12 participants from 10 countries (Algeria, Australia, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam)

The CLTP is a self-supported program based on both participants partial payment and the donation by the third party (person).

Organization for the CLTP

Program Director:

Rei Kawashima, Chair, Committee for International Relations, UNISEC

Programme Committee:

-Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University and Chairperson of UNISEC
-Harunori Nagata, Hokkaido University and Vice Chairperson of UNISEC
-Ryu Funase, The University of Tokyo and Vice Chairperson of UNISEC


Co-Organizers: Nihon University and UNISEC

Supervisor: Masahiko Yamazaki, Nihon University


  • Academic researchers with a PhD degree who belong to universities or research institutes outside Japan are eligible.
  • Company employees who wants to use CLTP10 as an education and training program.

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CanSat(HEPTA Sat) Lecture Series (Details of the program are subject to change without prior notice.)
  • CanSat (HEPTA Sat) Building
    1. Basic CanSat(HEPTA Sat) System
    2. Solder parts on PCB and prepare antenna
  • CanSat (HEPTA Sat) test
    1. Wired test for command and telemetry
    2. Wireless test for command and telemetry
    3. Descending from drone
  • CLTP Basic Course – Lecture Series
    One of the purposes of CLTP is to learn, through a miniaturized satellite, significance and values of the following basic systems:
    1. Introduction to and Overview of CanSat - Its Educational Significance
    2. Mission Subsystem
    3. Command and Data Handling (C&DH) subsystem and Power System
    4. Structures and Deployable
    5. Communication and Ground station
    6. Sensors and Actuators
    7. Ground Test and How to Feedback
    8. Ground-Field Test and Safety standards

    It is also to study how to combine element technologies of these systems for satellite operation, which is called the assembly, integration and test (AI & T) in a broader sense. In addition, the CLTP has an important mission to develop human resources capable of teaching space engineering education, using CanSat(HEPTA Sat) in particular, after its completion.

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion is awarded to each participant after completing the CLTP.

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