The REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students) offers opportunities
for student experiments to be flown on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. Each year, two rockets and two balloons are launched, carrying up to 20 experiments designed and built by student teams. The programme is targeted at student teams from universities and higher education colleges across Europe.
Students experience the full life-cycle of a space project, beginning with researching the idea and defining the design, continuing with building and testing, participating in the flight campaign and completing with data analysis and reporting. Throughout the project, the students develop a valuable understanding of space project methods and gain confidence in the practical skills necessary for the assembly, integration and testing of flight hardware and software.
Sponsorship is available for the student teams to attend a training week, project reviews and the launch campaigns, with expert guidance available throughout the project. Dedicated lectures and workshops are offered throughout the project on topics relevant to the project stages.
This week, 27/2 – 2/3 2012, there are about 80 students at Esrange Space Center participating in REXUS/BEXUS Student training week.
Read more about the Student programme here.