The first CLTP was held at Wakayama University in Japan from February-March 2011, with 12 participants from 10 countries (Algeria, Australia, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Vietnam). The second CLTP was held at Nihon University from November-December 2011, with 10 participants from 10 countries (Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam). The third CLTP was held at Tokyo Metropolitan University from July-August 2012, with 10 participants from 9 countries (Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Lithuania, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Turkey). The fourth CLTP will be held at Keio University from July 22 to August 21 2013.
This program is a part of the “HODOYOSHI Project”*, which is 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 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.)
- Academic researchers who belong to universities or research institutes outside
Japan are eligible.
- Company employees who wants to use CLTP4 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.
CanSat Lecture Series (Details of the program are subject to change without prior notice.)
- CanSat Building
- Basic CanSat System
- Solder parts on PCB and prepare antenna
- CanSat test
- Wired test for command and telemetry
- Wireless test for command and telemetry
- 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:
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.
- Introduction to and Overview of CanSat*
- CanSat System and Subsystems, and Preparation before CanSat Development*
* These two sessions are available on YouTube:
- Mission Subsystem
- Structure and Accessary Devices
- How to organize the Project and Design Reviews
- RF Communication Subsystem and Ground Station System
- Sensors and Actuators
- Command and Data Handling (C&DH) subsystem and Power System
- Ground Test and How to Feedback
- Ground-Field Test and Safety Standards
- 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.
The graduates from the previous programs to talk about their experience and their own Cansat activities in the home countries.