BEXUS 17 was launched from Esrange Space Center on October 10, 2013 at 16.12 UTC.
The balloon reached float (26,8 km) after 1 hour 37 min. The cut down command was given at 21.20 UTC.
BEXUS 17 had two student experiments onboard:
ARCADE-R2: is a technology demonstrator, whose aim is to prove the feasibility of a small scale docking system, including automatic attitude determination and control capabilities.
TORMES: TOpography from Reflectometric Measurements:
an Experiment from Stratosphere
- UPC - Barcelona Tech, Spain
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