The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge Management Society (CSDCMS) offers space-themed competitions which advance knowledge and capability in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) for Canadian university and secondary school students.


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CanSat Design Challenge
for Secondary Schools

April, 2023: Advanced Category Launch Campaign Concludes!

Teams in the Advanced category of the CanSat Design Challenge met in Drumheller, Alberta, from April 20 - 24, for the launch campaign and finale. The teams gave presentations to the review panel on their CanSat designs and mission, and we were fortunate to have good weather for launch day.

Congratulations to Team Contrail, from Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill, Ontario, who were selected to represent Canada at an International CanSat Competition in Europe in June, 2023, hosted by the European Space Agency!

Visit the Gallery to see photos from the Launch Campaign!



CubeSat Design Challenge
for Universities

May, 2023: Final Testing at the End of May!

Teams in the CubeSat Design Challenge will meet at the David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa, during the week of May 29 to June 1. They will subject their CubeSats to a random vibration test, which simulates the vibration they would experience during launch.



Thank You to our Generous Sponsors and Donors!

We would like to thank the following for their generous and continued support to the CSDCMS and its educational initiatives! They make it all possible!


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