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Romanian Cansat/Rocketry Championship

The RCRC Experience is designed to inspire students to build their own custom, can-shaped satellites and it provides hands-on learning opportunities that can be applied to their future careers as scientists or engineers. Through this program, students are able to gain knowledge about space exploration, how to build, launch and use their own satellites and other technologies to explore our universe, as well as receive feedback on their projects from experts in the aerospace industry.


What is a CanSat?

A CanSat is a simulation of an actual satellite integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors, and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched by a rocket, or dropped from a platform, drone, or captive balloon. Then its mission begins. This involves conducting a scientific experiment, achieving a safe landing, and analyzing the data collected.

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Project overview


Considering the lack of student contests, that are not purely theoretical, in the field of Space exploration, this project intends to give students the oportunity to experience all the phases of a real space project.


Giving students a chance to gain knowledge about space exploration, how to build, launch and use their own satellites and other technologies to explore our universe.


Providing students with practical experience working on a real project that can help them develop valuable teamwork, problem-solving, engineering, and creativity skills.

2023 Awards

We are a group of enthusiastic and innovative students who are excited to participate in this year’s competition. Our team is made up of members from various backgrounds and disciplines, including engineering, computer science, and radio communication. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and exploring new frontiers, and we can’t wait to showcase our skills and creativity in this exciting challenge. Stay tuned for updates on our progress and journey toward the CanSat competition!

Our team is formed of Andrei VLADESCU, Teodor AMZULOIU and Alexandra NEAGU as 4th year undergraduate students in Computer Science, Marius PRELIPCEAN as a 3rd year undergraduate in the same subject and Dragos IOANA, who is a 1st year master student at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. We are mentored by Assistant Professor PhD Mihai COCA.

We all met during our studies and our passion for learning and space brought us together in this competition. We are confident in our mission and can’t wait for the launch. Our name was chosen based on our mission and our mascot animal, the caracal.

Wizard Tribe started as a joke between 3 friends that later turned into a team of 5 members, with a curiosity for learning and a will for competing. Coming into this ambitious project, we had minor expectations, as all of us had little to no previous experience in related affairs. In our multiple gatherings, we had contradictions and differing views that ultimately converged into a concrete mission with the belief that we can actually win. Following our small victories, we gained much confidence, our synergy developed and we gained invaluable experience. No matter the outcome, we wish that our team will journey into future ventures as well.