REXUS 21/22 RSS

Rocket-borne EXperiments for University Students

The REXUS/BEXUS programme allows students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons. Each year, two rockets and two balloons are launched, carrying up to 20 experiments designed and built by student teams.

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.

REXUS and BEXUS are launched from SSC, Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

General information

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date 14-18 March 2017
Customer Student programme

Technical information

Rocket type

Improved Orion rocket

Nominal diameter

356 mm

Total weight

TBD 

Burning time 1st stage

26 s

Max acceleration

21 g

Apogee ~84,5 km 
Flight time to apogee ~141,5s 

Experiment modules:

REXUS 21 - 4 experiments

Module

Experiment

Team

DREAM DRilling Experiment for Asteroid Mining
www.dream-rexus.pl
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
SALACIA Saline Liquids and Conductivity in the Atmosphere
www.salacia.se
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
UB_SPACE

Image Processing for Determination of relative Satellite Motion
www.ub-space.de

University of Bremen, Germany
DIANE Dipole Inflatable ANtenna Experiment
www.facebook.com/DIANE.Project
TU Dresden, Germany 

REXUS 22 - 4 experiments

Module

 Experiment

Team

RaCOS Rate COntrol System
www.racos-rexus.de
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
GRAB Gecko-Related-Adhesive-testBundles
www.er-ig.de 

TU Braunschweig,
Germany

U-PHOS Upgraded Pulsating Heatpipe Only for Space
www.uphos.ing.unipi.it/it/ 
University of Pisa,
Italy
AtmoHIT Atmospheric Heterodyne Interferometer Test
www.atmohit.de 
University of Wuppertal, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Contact persons

Stefan Krämer, EuroLaunch (SSC), stefan.kramer@sscspace.com

Read more

REXUS/BEXUS website 
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS  


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