The CubeSat Design Challenge
for Universities

A CubeSat is a fully-functioning satellite, approximately the size of a two-litre carton of milk, and weighing no more than 4kg. In the CubeSat Design Challenge, teams design, build, and test their spacecraft over two years, with educational lectures, hands-on workshop, a comprehensive design review, mentorship from industry professionals, and finally a simulated launch at the Canadian Space Agency's spacecraft test facility in Ottawa.

Please contact us if your university would like to participate!

Current status:

Now recruiting teams to being CSDC-6 in September, 2021!

Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

Documentation:

The new CSDC-6 Requirements document and DIETR are now available:

 

What is the CSDC All About?


Presentation on soldering for spacecraft at MDA in Montreal.

Team representatives at a workshop at Magellan Aerospace in Winnipeg.

Each team gives a 2.5-hour design review to a panel of industry experts.
 
Teams receive mentorship and guidance from industry professionals.
 
Preparing for the launch vibration test.

And sometimes we get to meet people who inspire us!