Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students

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.

BEXUS 12 was launched from Esrange Space Center on September 27 2011, at 17:35 UTC. The balloon reached an altitude of approximately 27 km.

General information

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launched September 27, 2011
Customer Student programme

Experiment description

CoCoRAD (Combined TriTel/Pille Cosmic Radiation and Dosimetric Measurements). Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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LITOS (Leibniz Institute Turbulence Observations in the Stratosphere). University of Rostock, Germany
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Contact persons

Olle Persson, EuroLaunch (SSC),
Helen Page (ESA Education),

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REXUS/BEXUS website 
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS 


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