The REXUS/BEXUS programme allows students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons. Each year, two rockets and two balloons are launched, carrying up to 20 experiments designed and built by student teams.
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.
||Esrange Space Center
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||Improved Orion rocket
|Burning time 1st stage
|Flight time to apogee
- GGES (Gravity Gradient Earth Sensor)
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- CaRu (Experiment on Capillarity under microgravity shown with Runge pictures)
TU Dresden, Germany
- RAIN (Rocket-deployed Atmospheric probes conducting Independent measurements in Northern Sweden)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- ADIOS (Advanced Isolation on Sounding Rockets)
FH Aachen, Germany
- Telescobe (Novel telescopic boom demonstration)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland
Mikael Inga, EuroLaunch (SSC), email@example.com
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS