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The European CanSat Competition 2021 will run fully online

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This yr has not been simple, particularly for school learners and teachers across the world. In spite of these troubles, ESA has sought to adapt so that students do not pass up out on however an additional excellent and inspirational studying opportunity. With this in mind, and to be in line with pandemic limitations across Europe, ESA has decided to change the European CanSat Opposition 2021 into a entirely-online celebration!

The European CanSat Competitiveness On-line version will take location in excess of a number of times, from 29 and 30 September and from 6 to 8 Oct 2021. The dates were selected in order to let the completion of the quite a few National CanSat Competitions which, thanks to COVID-19, experienced to be delayed with regard to their regular time frame (commonly from March to summertime just about every yr).

Alternatively of participating in a bodily launch marketing campaign, the 2021 pupil finalist groups will acquire on the web in which ESA will assign them interesting launch-circumstance issues to which they will need to obtain answers. These worries will consist of two pieces: one that is the exact for all teams and a further that is customized to the unique secondary mission of a supplied staff. The challenges will entail complications that the group will need to have to triumph over, and that may well, for occasion, involve a CanSat re-design.

Even without a physical start, this method is set to fortify the STEM competences of the teams, their dilemma-solving talents, and their communication expertise. 

Outline of the Digital European CanSat Opposition 2021 (subject to modifications)

6 September, 22:00 CEST Deadline for National Organizers to total Nationwide Competitions and communicate successful group to ESA
10 September, 22:00 CEST Deadline for groups to submit their Last Report* to ESA
29-30 September Project presentation by groups and presentation of issues by ESA Jury
1-5 October Crack-out week: teams get the job done offline on the assigned worries**
6-7 October Final presentation: Challenge remedy and ultimate suggestions by ESA Jury
8 Oct Jury conference and Award ceremony

**The teams will get the job done with each other just about or in person, dependent on just about every country’s  restrictions.

The Ultimate Report*

All groups taking part in the Digital European CanSat Opposition 2021 will have to have to submit to ESA their Ultimate Report not later than 10 September 2021 at 22:00 CEST (Central European Summer time Time). This document is a max 20 site doc, like appendices, that summarises all the do the job accomplished and the progress built by the teams on their venture. It need to present a total description of the CanSat mission, method and functionalities, and point out the actions, rationale and difficulties-taking pictures which was wanted to obtain the CanSat refined structure, as perfectly as a comprehensive spending plan. This doc need to correctly history all the aspects of the finished CanSat prototype. This will be the primary doc supplied to the Jury associates ahead of the European Opposition 2021, who will then be tasked with analyzing the excellent of the report, as properly as the work and general performance of every crew.

All National Organizers and collaborating groups are asked for to cautiously examine the updated 2021 CanSat Competition rules.

Additional information and facts about the Virtual European CanSat Opposition 2021 will be supplied closer to the function.