MAXUS IS EUROPE’S LARGEST SOUNDING ROCKET
The MAXUS sounding rocket programme was funded by Airbus DS and SSC in 1990 as an industrial joint venture.
ESA has been the single user of the programme since the very beginning, financed through the European Programme for Life and Physical Science in Space (ELIPS).
MAXUS carries 4-5 Scientific experiment modules of a total mass of up to 575 kg. The experiment modules are developed by SSC and Airbus DS under ESA contract.
MAXUS 9 is launched from SSC’s launch facility Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna. This is the tenth MAXUS mission launched from Esrange Space Center.
MAXUS 9 project was started in 2013.
MAXUS 9 was successfully launched at 09:30 UTC on April 7.