Who are we?

The University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS) is one of the largest interdisciplinary student groups. Our team consists of passionate, driven, and hardworking students ranging from 1st year of university to graduate students, from many faculties including Engineering, Physics, Biology, Business, Education and Kinesiology. The society was established and began its activities in October of 2010.


Foster a culture for space exploration by making space missions accessible to undergraduate and graduate students.


Launch the first student-designed satellite and rocket in Manitoba.


  • Introduce alternative satellite technologies and economical access to space.
  • Prepare students for future career opportunities in various industries through interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Collaborate with industry leaders to establish networks and build professional relationships.



The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) is a Canada-wide competition with select guest universities across the world focused to design, build, test, and launch of a 3U cubesat into lower earth orbit. The competition has three phases: Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), and Final Environmental Testing, and runs on a 2-year cycle. CSDC is currently in its fifth iteration of the competition.

The Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) is a national initiative by the Canadian Space Agency to provide opportunities to students to participate in space missions. This grant will fund a province-wide effort to design, build and launch a cubesat that houses a research payload with various collaborators in academia and industry. For more information and a list of selected teams, visit the CCP website.



UMRT (University of Manitoba Rocket Team) is UMSATS’ newest endeavor, with 2018-2019 marking our first year designing a sounding rocket and scientific payload in preparation for the Spaceport America Cup competition. This international competition provides a chance for students to launch their rockets and conduct their experimental mission. UMRT gives students the opportunity to have hands-on experience with cutting-edge space travel technologies.





How can you contact us?

  • If you have any questions feel free to email us

We are always open and looking for new members!