Berlin, Germany

CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design

when 20 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 2300

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program.

A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Therefore, all basics of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering.

Course leader

- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus BrieƟ
- Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar
- Dipl.-Ing. Nikolas Korn
- Further guest lecturer and supervisors

Target group

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

After taking part in this course, students will have knowledge of the most important topics related to space technologies. Students will know the parts of a space system and understand their correlations, and will be able to plan and conduct a space mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a space system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming.

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 2300: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.