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:
Launch vibration testing is postponed until May 2021 at the earliest.


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 inspiring people.