Canadian Satellite Design Challenge is a Canada-wide university competition to design and build a cubesat satellite. The third offering of the CSDC is now underway (it started in September, 2014 and end in May 2016). The satellites will undergo full launch and space environmental qualification testing, with the goal of launching the winning satellite into orbit in order to conduct scientific research. The CSDC is an innovative and academically-challenging initiative which will advance space education in Canada, inspire students to pursue science and engineering educations and careers, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the interdisciplinary teamwork skills which are necessary for success.
The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics and more. Siemens PLM Software and Maya Heat Transfer Technologies makes in-kind software grants to these schools.
There are nine teams participating, consisting of ten universities:
- Carleton University / Université d’Ottawa
- Concordia University
- École Polytechnique de Montréal
- University of British Columbia
- University of Manitoba
- University of Toronto
- University of Victoria
- University of Waterloo
- York University
University of New South Wales, in Australia, to participate together with University of Toronto.
A press release announcing this grant is released by Maya Heat Transfer Technologies.