REXUS 13/14

November 19, 2012
REXUS 13/14

The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized 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.

REXUS 14 was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center on May 7 at 04:00 UTC.
The rocket reached an altitude of 81, 5 km and landed approximately 40 km north of Esrange.

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date REXUS May, 2013
Customer Student programme

Technical information


Rocket type Improved Orion rocket
Nominal diameter 356 mm
Total weight TBD
Burning time 1st stage 26 s
Max acceleration 21 g
Apogee ~81,5 km
Flight time to apogee ~152s

Experiment modules


CAESAR CApillarity-based Experiment for Spatial Advanced Research HES-SO Geneva, Switzerland
CERESS Cutting-Edge Rocket Environment Sensor Suite, a standard infrastructure for REXUS projects Technical University of Munich, Germany
EDoD Spacesailors Experimental Deployment of a Dragsail RWTH Aachen, Germany
Gekko Measurement of the variation in electric conductivity with altitude Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
MUSCAT MUltiple Spheres for Characterisation of Atmospheric Temperature KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden
PoleCATS POLar test of the Conceptual And Tiny Spectrometer University College London, United Kingdom
StrathSat-R An investigation into the use of two CubeSat-based deployable inflatable structures, including a solar sail and a dynamic structure that adapts to varying conditions University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
SOLAR SOLdering Alloys in Reduced Gravity Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Contact persons


Mikael Inga, EuroLaunch (SSC),

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