REXUS 19/20

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.

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

Launch siteEsrange Space Center
Launch dateFirst hot CD on March 7, 2016
CustomerStudent programme
Technical information
Rocket typeImproved Orion rocket
Nominal diameter356 mm
Total weightTBD
Burning time 1st stage26 s
Max acceleration21 g
Apogee~81,5 km
Flight time to apogee~152s
Experiment modules:
REXUS 19 (TBD)

Module

Experiment

team

PICARDPrototype Inflatable Conical Antenna – REXUS DeploymentUniversity of Strathclyde, University of Birmingham,
United Kingdom
SLEDSystem of Free Falling Univts using LEDs to allow one to track the otherKTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
LiMELink made earlyErnst-Abbe-Hoschschule, Jena, Germany
MIRKA2MIkro-RückkehrKApsel 2University of Stuttgart, Germany
REXUS 20 (TBD)

Module

team

CEMIOSElectrophysiological study investigating cellular effects of weightlessness induced oocyte samplesLucerne University of Applied
Sciences
and Arts, Switzerland
UB-FIREUniversitiy of Bremen – FIre Safety Research ExperimentUniversitiy of Bremen,
Germany
BOILUSBoiling management by means of ultrasounds in microgravity conditionsUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
Spain
PATHOSPosition-vector Acquisitaion Through Horizon ObservationJulius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Contact persons

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

Read more

REXUS/BEXUS website
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS