Successful launch of REXUS 11 RSS

16 Nov 2012

Today, at 10.45 UTC the student rocket REXUS 11 took aloft from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna.

REXUS 11The rocket, with its five experiments, was launched from Esrange Space Center today, November 16, at 10.45 UTC.

It reached an altitude of 79 kilometers and landed after 12 minutes of flight 45 km north of Esrange Space Center.

Recovery has been made and the payload is back at the base for analysis.

The five experiments on board were testing new technical systems developed and built by students from universities all over Europe. 

On the SSC campaign page for REXUS 11 you can watch the recorded launch.

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).

General information
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.

Read more

SSC campaign page for REXUS 11   
REXUS/BEXUS website     
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS 

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