The UK University CanSat Competition is a design-build-fly challenge that provides teams with an opportunity to experience the design life-cycle of an aerospace system. The Competition is designed to reflect a typical aerospace project on a small scale and includes all aspects of an aerospace project from the design review to post-mission review. The mission and its requirements are written to reflect various aspects of real-world missions, including telemetry requirements, communications, and autonomous operations. Each team is scored throughout the Competition on real-world deliverables such as schedules, design review presentations, and demonstration flights.
The 2019/20 Mission Guide can be found here.