About Us

Manchester CanSat Project (MCP) is a student-led project at the University of Manchester. A CanSat is a can-sized satellite that is typically launched in sounding rockets or dropped from drones. We operate under the MANSEDS (Manchester Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) umbrella and consist of four activities; the AAS CanSat Competition, the UK CanSat Competition, Weekly Workshops and Outreach Activities. Each of our four activities are important to us and we have a very dedicated team working behind all of them.

In 2017/18, MCP won the international CanSat Competition and set up our first ever UK CanSat Competition.

For 2018/19, MCP organised the second annual UK CanSat Competition and had eight teams competing from across the UK. We have also progressed to the finals for the international CanSat Competition and will be competing in mid-June.

Additionally, our weekly workshops saw an attendance of 30-50 STEM students across the academic year where participants were taught new skills each week to gain the skills to build their own CanSat. Our Outreach Activities expanded this year into providing assistance for the UK ESERO CanSat Competition for students aged 14-20.

Please feel free to explore our site to discover what we do in more detail.

As always, we are grateful for our sponsors; the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineers, University of Manchester Student Union’s FundIT!, the Institute of Physics and the Airbus Group.

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