The CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP) is a training course, conducted by UNISEC Japan, that was established for participants to experience the entire cycle of CanSat development from the design to launch of model rockets. Through the program, participants will learn the space technology and teaching methods utilized in space engineering. CLTP held in Japan in every year and followed one of them by representatives of Indonesia, Dr. Agfianto Eko Putra, in 2011. The CanSat Model of developing satellite is suitable for education of aerospace technology, especially satellites, due to a more affordable range of funds independently and components that are easier to find.

Universitas Gadjah Mada, especially Electronics and Instrumentation Dept., has adopted to implement the CanSat education among undergraduate students to develop Indonesian CanSat Training Program. In 2012, as the early years, it has been formed several teams for CanSat development. The membership of each team is 3 or 4 undergraduate students. Every team must design the mission, hardware, and software of the satellite independently. Several constrains are given in the form of dimension, mass, and power used by the satellite. The dimension of Cans is limited to 65 mm of diameter and 150 mm of the height. The maximum weight allowed is 350 grams. Maximum power used must be less then 1300 mAh. For the microprocessor unit, every team must use the PIC16F877, the microcontroller that suitable for satellite environment. Sixteen teams was formed, while the stages that has been done are MDR (Mission Design Review), PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and developing the FM (Flight Module).

(download the PDF format for this paper which was poster-presented at the 4th UN/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium in Nagoya on October 10-13, 2012)

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