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The CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP), established in 2010, is co-organised by UNISEC and UNISEC member universities to provide a training course for researchers and educators as one of the capacity-development programs in space technology. The CLTP encompasses the entire cycle of CanSat development, involving design, fabrication, and launch of a model rocket or a captive balloon; lectures on space engineering and nano-satellite development; and tours of the Japanese Space Institute. Through the program, participants are expected to learn space engineering education methods through hands-on experiences using CanSat and to be leaders of space technology development in their home countries.

DateHost UniversityAttendees
CLTP1February 14 - March 20, 2011 Wakayama Univ.12 participants from 10 countries (Algeria, Australia, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam)
CLTP2November 14 - December 14, 2011 Nihon Univ.10 participants from 10 countries (Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam)
CLTP3 July 17 - August 20, 2012 Tokyo Metropolitan University10 participants from 9 countries (Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Lithuania, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, The Philippines, Turkey)
CLTP4 July 22 - August 16, 2013 Keio Univ.9 participants from 6 countries (Angola, Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, The Philippines)

The 5th CLTP will be held at Hokkaido University from August 25 to September 20, 2014.

The CLTP program from 1-4 had been supported by the “HODOYOSHI Project” granted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through the “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program),” initiated by the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) of Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.
The CLTP 5 is a new self-supported program due to the end of HODOYOSHI Project. This is why the program requires the participation fees from participants.

*The HODOYOSHI Project: The ‘“Establishment of new paradigm of space development and utilization with nano-satellites introducing Japanese-original "reasonably reliable systems engineering"’. (Core Researcher: Professor Shinichi Nakasuka, The University of Tokyo.)

Organization for the CLTP

Program Director:

Shinichi Nakasuka, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Programme Committee:

Harunori Nagata, Hokkaido University; and President of UNISEC
Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University
Shinichi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science
Hironori Sahara, Tokyo Metropolitan University


Co-Organizers: Hokkaido University and UNISEC
In cooperation with Uematsu Electric Co., Ltd. (POC: Takuya Inaishi)

Supervisor: Tsuyoshi Totani, Hokkaido University

Academics: To Be Announced

Special Advisors :
    Tsutomu Uematsu, Uematsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Yasunaka Toshihiko, Uematsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim, Cairo University
    Naohiko Kohtake, Keio University
    Seiko Shirasaka, Keio University
    Ayumu Tokaji, Keio University
    Hiraku Sakamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Rei Kawashima, UNISEC


  • Academic researchers with a PhD degree who belong to universities or research institutes outside Japan are eligible.
  • Company employees who wants to use CLTP5 as an education and training program.

Since this program is meant for professionals who will contribute to the space education in their own countries, basically students cannot apply to this program.

Participation Fees

The participation fees for the CLTP5 is JY1,000,000 for those from Academics and JY1,500,000 from Industries. The fees include CLTP educational materials, accommodations, insurance during CLTP5 and transportation from/to the designated hotel and the program venues. Participants are responsible for their own travel outside the program and living expenses, please note.

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CanSat Lecture Series (Details of the program are subject to change without prior notice.)
  • CanSat Building
    1. Basic CanSat System
    2. Solder parts on PCB and prepare antenna
  • CanSat test
    1. Wired test for command and telemetry
    2. Wireless test for command and telemetry
    3. Launch
  • CLTP Basic Course – Lecture Series
    One of the purposes of CLTP is to learn, through a miniaturized satellite, significance and values of the following basic systems:
    1. Introduction to and Overview of CanSat*
    2. CanSat System and Subsystems, and Preparation before CanSat Development*
      * These two sessions are available on YouTube:
    3. Mission Subsystem
    4. Structure and Accessary Devices
    5. How to organize the Project and Design Reviews
    6. RF Communication Subsystem and Ground Station System
    7. Sensors and Actuators
    8. Command and Data Handling (C&DH) subsystem and Power System
    9. Ground Test and How to Feedback
    10. Ground-Field Test and Safety Standards

    It is also to study how to combine element technologies of these systems for satellite operation, which is called the assembly, integration and test (AI & T) in a broader sense. In addition, the CLTP has an important mission to develop human resources capable of teaching space engineering education, using CanSat in particular, after its completion.

  • Writing a Cansat text book in your native laungage

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion is awarded to each participant after completing the CLTP.

This program is a training course to experience the whole cycle of Cansat development that involves design, fabrication and launch by parachute and model rocket. Participants will be expected to make a textbook in their own language for education in their home countries.

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