Check the updated guidelines for 2022 SwissCanSat
(not compulsory telemetry for primary mission and new intellectual property paragraph).


The team must build a CanSat and program it to accomplish the following compulsory primary mission: after release and during descent, the CanSat shall measure the following parameters:

  • Air temperature
  • Air pressure

The secondary mission of the CanSat must be selected by the team. Teams can take ideas from real satellite missions (for example see ESA’s missions), some example secondary missions:

  1. Advanced telemetry (GPS location, Radiation levels, Acceleration)
  2. Telecommand
  3. Landing system
  4. Control mechanism (land on a fixed-point target)

Registered teams

The competition started in November. A total of 15 teams of nearly 90 students took up the challenge. They are supervised by teachers from the Engineering and Architecture field of the HES-SO.

HE-Arc Ingénierie

ceff, we can, Ceff Industrie, Saint-Imier
Spade, Ecole des Métiers techniques, Porrentruy
YesWeCan, Gymnase français de Bienne
Cassandra22, Gymnase français de Bienne

Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg– HEIA-FR

CO2P, Cycle d’orientation de Pérolles, Fribourg
888, Cycle d’orientation de la Glâne, Romont
EMFSat, Ecole des Métiers de Fribourg

Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève (HEPIA)

Sputnik5, Collège Sismondi, Genève

HES-SO Valais-Wallis - Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie – HEI

Doppler, Lycée-Collège des Creusets, Sion
[Nom à définir], Lycée-Collège des Creusets, Sion

Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud – HEIG-VD

10K, Cycle d’orientation d’Estavayer-le-Lac
Gyre Atmoshpere Analysis Program, Gymnase de Renens
PAYET, Ecole de la Transition (EDT) Payerne
YVET, Ecole de la Transition (EDT) Yverdon-les-Bains


The SAMB’s men, Scuola d'arti e mestieri di Bellinzona

Documents and applications

Registration for the SwissCanSat 2021-2022 is now closed. If you are interested in participating in the next edition of the SwissCanSat competition, contact us at swisscansat(at)

Supporting learning material

Relive the webinar (13 September 2021, in French)