University students from Norway and Canada travel to Andøya Space for a week with the aim of building and launching a student sounding rocket.

Close-up photo of a student rocket launching from a launch pad at Andøya Space.

In addition to lectures and lab work, the week is filled with social gatherings, nature experiences and cultural exchange. The student work is largely hands-on, and directly affects the outcome of the sounding rocket mission.

The rocket is assembled and tested before it is brought out on the launch pad. During launch, students act as mission managers, telemetry operators, payload managers, and more. After launch, students analyze the rocket flight and the received data, summarizing their findings in a short final report.

CaNoRock is a cooperation between several Norwegian and Canadian organizations:

  • Andøya Space
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Tromsø
  • University of Bergen
  • The University Centre in Svalbard
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Eidsvoll Electronics AS
  • The University of Saskatchewan
  • The University of Alberta
  • The University of Calgary
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Norwegian Space Agency

Do you want to participate?

If you are a student at any of the above-mentioned universities, you are eligible for participation in the CaNoRock program.

Ask your university for the details of the application process.

Contact Andøya Space Education

Do you have any questions or need to get in touch with Andøya Space Education? Send an e-mail:

Andøya Space Education is a fully owned subsidiary of Andøya Space focusing on providing space-related education for all levels from kindergarten up to university level.

Andøya Space Education
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