The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The Swedish share of the payload has been made available to students from other European countries through a collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
EuroLaunch, a cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible for the campaign management and operations of the launch vehicles. Experts from ESA, SSC and DLR provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project.
||Esrange Space Center
BEXUS 16 was successfully launched today October 8 at 08.30 UTC. The balloon will reach an approximately altitude of 27 km. Stay on float for about 2-3 hours and be taken down in Finland after a total flight time of 4 hours.
BEXUS 17 was successfully launched at 16.12 UTC on October 10. The balloon reached float (26, 8 km) after 1Hour 37 Min. The cut down command was given at 21.20 UTC.
BEXUS 16 payload
||Continuous monitoring of the DNA damage due to solar radiation
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
|| Fluid LAb in the StratopHere
- Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany;
- Julian-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg, Germany;
- Max Delbrueck Centrum, Berlin, Germany
||Inflatable Satellite Encompassing Disaggregated Electronics
- University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
BEXUS 17 payload
||is a technology demonstrator, whose aim is to prove the feasibility
of a small scale docking system, including automatic attitude
determination and control capabilities.
||TOpography from Reflectometric Measurements:
an Experiment from Stratosphere
- UPC - Barcelona Tech, Spain
Read more aboute the experiment on BEXUS- 16/17
Alex Kinnaird, Eurolaunch (SSC) Alexander.Kinnaird@sscspace.com
Natacha Callens, (ESA Education), Natacha.email@example.com
Kristine Dannenberg, (SNSB) Kristine.Dannenberg@snsb.se
Esa's website for REXUS BEXUS