BEXUS 16 / 17 RSS

Balloon-borne EXperiment 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.

General information
Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date October 2013
Customer Student programme

Experiment description

BEXUS 16 was successfully launched today October 8 at 08.30 UTC. The balloon will reach an approximately altitude of 27 km. Stay on float for about 2-3 hours and be taken down in Finland after a total flight time of 4 hours.

BEXUS 17 was successfully launched at 16.12 UTC on October 10. The balloon reached float (26, 8 km) after 1Hour 37 Min. The cut down command was given at 21.20 UTC.


BEXUS 16 payload

DAEMON   Continuous monitoring of the DNA damage due to solar radiation
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary 
 FLASH  Fluid LAb in the StratopHere
- Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany;
- Julian-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg, Germany;
- Max Delbrueck Centrum, Berlin, Germany
 iSEDE Inflatable Satellite Encompassing Disaggregated Electronics
- University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

BEXUS 17 payload

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

Read more aboute the experiment on BEXUS- 16/17

Contact persons:
Alex Kinnaird, Eurolaunch (SSC)
Natacha Callens, (ESA Education),
Kristine Dannenberg, (SNSB)

Read More:

Esa's website for REXUS BEXUS

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