On Thursday, May 9, at 04.00 UTC the student rocket REXUS 13 was launched from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna.
The student rocket REXUS 13 was launched from Esrange Space Center on May 9, at 04.00 UTC.
It reached an altitude of 83,1 kilometers and landed after 8 minutes of flight 40 km north of Esrange Space Center.
The experiments on board were testing new technical systems developed and built by students from universities all over Europe.
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).
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.
SSC campaign page for REXUS 13
ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS