Welcome to C’SPACE 2024 !

C’Space is the national rockets launch campaign, the appointment between students and space.

Remember to download the “C’SPACE 2023 Participant’s Guide” before the launch campaign because it will not be provided on site.

Organized by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) from July 6th to 13th, this event will allow young people to experiment the projects they built throughout the year. The week rhythm will be given by rockets launches, CanSat drops and experimental balloon releases, gathering students and professionals from different horizons and cultures.

Welcome to the 2024 edition of C’Space !

This year, as last year, the annual meeting of students with space will take place at the 1st Hussars Paratroops Regiment (RHP) Ger military camp, near Tarbes in the Pyrenees. With Planète Sciences organization, nearly 200 students will be present for this event. These young space enthusiasts will have the opportunity to implement their projects, from conception to completion, incorporating on-board scientific experiments. All year long, students work in teams to tackle all the dimensions of a trans-disciplinary project. The C’Space is an event that allows young people to see their high-tech project come to life and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Nearly 41 experimental rockets, 70 minirockets, 10 CanSats and 3 experimental balloons will fly away in the Ger sky this summer. Supervised by the CNES, which ensures security, a launch area is set up for the launch of the various projects. With the support of the Planète Sciences association, whose objective is to promote the discovery and practice of science among young people, the teams and their projects are monitored throughout the year.

CanSat France competition

The CanSat France competition was established in 2009 as part of the C’Space event. Since then, it has become a must-attend event for young space exploration and cutting-edge technology enthusiasts.

The challenge is significant: to build a satellite the size of a soda can that will be dropped from a drone at a height of 150 meters to conduct specific scientific and technical experiments.

Every year, teams of young talents embark on this adventure. Each team must perform a principal mission and add at least one free mission to explore the limits of creativity, such as conducting an atmospheric survey, terraforming, or determining the landing position precisely. To top it off, secondary missions are proposed to spice up the competition and provide an additional challenge.

The projects are evaluated by a panel of experts who reward the team that has done the best job based on several criteria.

This competition is growing in popularity every year, with more and more participants and increasingly ambitious projects.

The Centre national d’études spatiales

The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) is much more than just a French space agency, it is a true pioneer of space exploration. Since its creation in 1961, CNES has been working tirelessly to make space a major issue for our society. Its headquarters is based in Paris, but its activities are distributed across two space centers in France, one in Toulouse and the other in Kourou, French Guiana.

In close collaboration with its European partners, CNES conducts research and development projects for the study of Earth and the Universe by designing and launching state-of-the-art satellites. The CNES is also known for its commitment to youth and education by organizing the C’SPACE every year, a rocket launch campaign that allows young people to learn about space technologies.

In summary, the CNES is a key player in space exploration, a driver of technological innovation, and a defender of scientific education in France.

Get all C’Space news on CNES website.

Keydates

In early June
In early June

Online registration opening

June 17 mid-day
June 17 mid-day

Registration closing

July 6
July 6

Beginning of C’Space 2024

July 11
July 11

Official day

July 12
July 12

Gala evening

July 13
July 13

End of C’Space 2023

PROGRAMME

Provisional schedule, some activities may be added or replaced.

REGISTRATION

To participate

To participate in the C’SPACE 2024, vous devez :

1- You have to CREATE AN ACCOUNT

2- You have to REGISTER

CANCELLATION CONDITION

Any cancellation request must be sent by email at contact contact@cnes-edu-cspace.com

The following cancellation fees will be applied:

  • 8,85 € (administration cost) for any cancellation request received until 24 June 2024
  • The full participation fee for any cancellation request received after 24 June 2024.

Registration

Administrative costs: 8,85 € (VAT incl.) will be applied for any registration to the C’SPACE 2024.

People who wish to participate in the C’Space without accomodation, nor catering on the 1er RHP Camp de Ger site, still must register online and paid this administrative costs.

The online registration website is open until 17 June 2024.

Catering

All the meals have to be taken at the 1er RHP Camp de Ger self-service restaurant at the following hours:

  • Breakfast: 7.00 am to 8.30 am
  • Lunch : 11.30 am to 13.30 pm
  • Dinner: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

The meals hours have to be carefully respected in particular for the dinner because you will not be able to come in the self-service restaurant after 8.00 pm and you will have to leave there before 8.45 pm.

Please note that NO meals may be purchased on site.

Lunch prices

  • Breakfast: 4,50 € VAT incl.
  • Lunch: 10,00 € VAT incl.
  • Dinner: 10,00 € VAT incl.
  • Gala Dinner: 15,00 € VAT incl.

Accommodation

Participation in the security costs of accomodation : 6,60 € (VAT incl.) per person and per night
Cleaning costs: 6,00 € (VAT incl.)

The dormitories are not mixed and are provided for 6 to 8 people.

Be sure to bring a sleeping bag and a sleep-sling/pillow.
A disposable mattress cover will be available.

Please note that the dormitories are not locked, so please bring 2 padlocks for the lockers at your disposal.

Transport

Planète Sciences will run shuttles: the shuttles must be reserved on the registration site (limited places)

Arrival
on Saturday 6 July
Departure
on Saturday 13 July
Between Tarbes SNCF station and the site of the 1st RHP, Camp de Ger
Depending on the arrival time Planets Sciences will come back to you to confirm the shuttles schedule
Depending on the departure times Planets Sciences will come back to you to confirm the shuttles schedule
Between Lourdes-Tarbes airport and the site of the 1st RHP, Camp de Ger
Schedule to be confirmed
Schedule to be confirmed

Membership of Planète Sciences

If you wish to join Planète sciences, click HERE

For any questions, please send an email to: contact@cnes-edu-cspace.com

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Do not forget!​

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected!
Think also to bring a flashlight or a frontal to be able to walk into the site during the night.
For more information on C’Space and its previous editions, visit the CNES youth website.

Place of C’SPACE | Camp de Ger​

1er RHP – Quartier Dartencet – Chemin de Benate –  64530 GER

Secretariat

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271 Chemin d’En Barbaro | 81710 Saïx | France

Tel. : 33 (0)5 63 72 30 68