UMSATS is a student driven design society at the University of Manitoba that designs and builds 3U nanosatellites to compete in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC).

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For more information, contact us at info(at)umsats.ca

About Us

UMSATS is an interdisciplinary student group at University of Manitoba which has students from faculties of Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Arts. The society began its activities in October of 2010 by competing in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC).

CSDC is a Canada-wide competition with select guest universities across the world focused on design, build, test, and launch of a Nanosatellite into lower earth orbit. The competition has three phases: PDR (Preliminary Design Review), CDR (Critical Design Review), and Final Environmental Testing (winners are announced).
UMSATS is taking part in the fourth iteration of CSDC. Our team consists of passionate, driven, and hardworking students ranging from 1st year of university to graduate students.


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


Launch the first student-designed satellite 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.



We’re always open to welcome new members!

If you are interested in joining our team, send us an email at info(at)umsats.ca or stop by our lab!