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 13 was launched on September 28, 2011 at 15:21 UTC. The balloon reached an altitude of approximately 24 km and the cut down command was given at 18:50. The balloon landed at 19:20 UTC in northern Finland.

General information

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date September 2011
Customer Student programme

Experiment description

ARCADE (Autonomous Rendezvous Control And Docking Experiment) University of Padova, Italy
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MARVel (Martian Airborne Research Vehicle) Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
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RETA (Radiation Exposure in The Atmosphere) Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany
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VEXREDUS (Vehicle EXtended Reentry Duration) University of Stuttgart, Germany
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Contact persons

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

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REXUS/BEXUS website 
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS 


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