The South Africa CanSatZA Team has been actively working on CanSat Projects since 1999.
Our Goals are simple:
- Develop and make available CanSat Kits that are fun and easy to operate
- Assist interested parties (including educators and students) by sharing information and provinding technical support
- Provide launch vehicles (such as High Power Rockets, Balloons, RCM, UAV) that makes launching a CanSat payload safe and predictable
Did you know? The first CanSat built in South Africa was successfully launched and recovered on 6 November 1999
Having a weight of only 275g, our first CanSat project, ZACan-1 was built around a 16bit Pic Microchip (programmed to transmit a Morse Code sequence) and a FM transmitter as payload.
..a lot has changed since 1999, and we continue to Research and have Fun with new technologies- with each new CanSat kit delivering more functionality.
The success of our CanSat projects are closely tied to our knowledge and experience in Rocketry, Radio Controlled vehicles, High Altitude Balloons and UAV's.
Our Team has extensive experience in rocketry and hold membership to SAASA, the Official South Africa Rocketry Association, as well Tripoli, one of the largest international rocketry organizations.
With experience in the full Project Life Cycle, including Development, Logistics, Organization to Launch Day Operations, our Team can Advise, Assist or just Facilitate you achieving your goals.
In order to get your team started as quickly as possible, we supply CanSat kits and sensor-modules that will provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your First or next CanSat project.
If you are considering a CanSat Project, why not speak to us for some advice, or download our FREE CanSat Booklet.