Balloon-borne EXperiment for University Students

The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA). 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:
REXUS 23 Planned for March 2019


Rocket Type
Improved Orion
Mixed Experimental, 550 kg
Launch Site
Esrange Space Center, Sweden
Launch Date
March 2019


(Axial Retention Experiment for PMD Sponges II) project focuses on axial liquid retention inside a capillary device named “sponge”, composed of a series of radial panels, tapering towards their centre to collect liquid at a certain desired position.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
(Research of an Atmospheric Reentry of a Glider). The poject's goal is to build and successfully test an alternative form of descent mechanism for drops from very high altitudes.
JMU Würzburg, Germany
(SPAce Navigation using Signals of Opportunity). The main objective of the SPAN experiment is to use signals of opportunity to navigate, integrating timing information extracted from the signals to obtain the relative position from a known starting point.
Faculty of Engineering Univ of Porto, Portugal
In-flight temperature measurement with structurally integrated fibre optic sensors.
Technical University of Munich, Germany
The project is going to study the melting process of a heat probe under vacuum and micro gravity conditions.
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences , Germany

Contact Persons

Stefan Krämer, SSC

Mikael Jonasson, SSC