Half of the payload is reserved for German students, while the Swedish half has been made available to students from other European countries through a collaboration with ESA Education. REXUS is considered as an annual sounding rocket program, launched from Esrange Space Center, Sweden.
|Launch site||Esrange Space Center|
|Launch date||February 22, 2011 at 12:56UT (13:56 local time)|
|Rocket type||Improved Orion rocket|
|Nominal diameter||356 mm|
|Total weight||542 kg|
|Burning time 1st stage||26 s|
|Max acceleration||21 g|
|Flight time to apogee||~125 s|
|DLR sponsored experiments:
– REMOS (University of Stuttgart, Germany): REcession MOnitoring System.
– EXPLORE (University of Stuttgart, Germany): EXPeriment for Liquid On-orbit Refueling.
|ESA/SNSB sponsored experiments:
– SPONGE (University of Padova & University of Padua, Italy): Sounding rocket Propellant OrieNtation microGravity Experiment – determining the propellant retention capabilities of the sponges used in rocket tanks.
– Telescobe (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland): Demonstration of a new telescopic boom system.
Olle Persson, EuroLaunch (SSC), firstname.lastname@example.org
Andreas Stamminger, EuroLaunch (DLR), email@example.com