Completed, Rocket Missions

REXUS 23/24

November 8, 2017
REXUS 23/24

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.

REXUS and BEXUS are launched from SSC, Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

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 ~84,5 km
Flight time to apogee ~141,5s

Experiment modules:

REXUS 23 – 5 experiments




ARES II Axial Retention Experiment for PMD Sponges II Uni of Applied Sciences and Arts (HES – SO), SWITZERLAND
DAEDALUS (Research of an Atmospheric Reentry of a Glider) JMU Würzburg, GERMANY
SPAN (SPAce Navigation using Signals of Opportunity) Faculty of Engineering Univ of Porto, PORTUGUAL
TESOS (In-flight temperature measurement with structurally integrated fibre optic sensors) Technische Universität München, GERMANY
VIPER Vaporizing Ice Penetration Experiment on a Rocket FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), GERMANY

REXUS 24 – 5 experiments




Development of
a memory flash device
Uni of applied Science Bremen (Hochschule Bremen), GERMANY
MORE Measuring Optoelectronics in Rocket Experiment ISAE SUPAERO and University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, FRANCE
PIOneERS Measuring Plasma Impedance Of ne using Ejectable Recoverable System Uni of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
ROACH Robotic in-Orbit Analysis of Cover Hulls Univ of Stuttgart
WOLF Wobbling Control system for spinning Free falling unit Royal Institute of Technology KTH, SWEDEN

Contact persons

Stefan Krämer, EuroLaunch (SSC),

Read more

ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS

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