Every semester students from the University of Oslo have opportunity to design, construct, and launch a sounding rocket together with students from Canada. CaNoRock is a one-week intensive course at Andøya Space Center.

CaNoRock 14

The next student rocket campaign will be held between 2-6 OCTOBER 2017 at Andøya Space Center. This will be the 14th edition of the joint Norwegian-Canadian student rocket campaign. 

Deadline for applications: TBA.

The CaNoRock course will give an introduction to the Andoya Space Center operations of the sounding rockets, the physics of ballistic rockets, aerodynamics and stability, sensors, telemetry, radio-communication, encoder/decoder techniques, basics of instrumentation for middle atmosphere studies by sounding rockets. ALOMAR laboratory will be used for presentation of ground instrumentation (LIDAR, RADAR)

The participants will build the instruments for the rockets during the course, and will operate all functional operations related to the rocket launch. Students from the University of Oslo participating in the CaNoRock project can obtain 5 ECTS registered as FYS 2280 Romteknologi / Space Technology

How to apply: 

Apply by email to Assoc. Prof. Ketil Røed within the deadline (TBA) with the following information: a short CV, information on which study programme you belong to, which courses you are taking this semester, as well as a motivation letter expaining why you should be the one that goes to Andøya. The course is foreseen for students within FAM or ELDAT study programme. Other highly motivated students who wish to pursue degree in experimental physics and instrumentation, please inquire by email for the possibility of participation.

More information and practical details about CaNoRock 14 relevant for UiO students you will find on the external course website.



The Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket (CaNoRock) exchange program is a partnership between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, the University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, Andøya Space Center and NAROM (Norwegian Center for Space Related Education) in Norway. 

Through the CaNoRock program, students from participating institutions prepare and launch sounding rockets from Andøya Space Center in Norway. The scientific rockets provide research opportunities for active scientists and post-graduate students from Canada, Norway and other countries. All of the rockets will provide training for students  in campaign preparations, launch criteria decisions, payload integration and data analysis. 

So far, more than 200 students have participated in CaNoRock. Many of the alumni now work in space related industry and research and confirm that the CaNoRock has open many possibilities to pursue their space-related career. Funding for the necessary student activities like travel and subsistence have been covered by CaNoRock STEP (funded by SIU).

Follow the links for more information at: 

CaNoRock website at Andøya Space Center

CaNoRock website at University of Alberta, Canada

CaNoRock website at University of Saskatchewan, Canada



Published Feb. 3, 2015 2:55 AM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2017 9:27 PM