SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF REXUS 15/16  RSS

04 Jun 2014

On 28 May REXUS 15 and on 29 May REXUS 16 was launched from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna.

RX16REXUS 15, with its four experiments, was launched from Esrange Space Center on May 28 2014, at 11.30 UTC.
It reached an altitude of 8
0,5 kilometers and landed after 15 minutes of flight 39 km north of Esrange Space Center.

REXUS 16, with its four experiments, was launched from Esrange Space Center on May 29 2014, at 10.00 UTC.
It reached an altitude of 8
6,5 kilometers and landed after 15 minutes of flight 42 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 DLR, SSC, ZARM and ESA provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project. 

 

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More information on the programme and the experiments can be found at: http://www.rexusbexus.net/

More information on the launch campaign can be found at: http://www.sscspace.com/rexus-3

 




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