A program for students with the aim to develop, build and launch their own rockets. The rockets should have a small telemetry payload to transmit key trajectory data back to Earth during flight and provide information to the students including the rocket’s altitude and speed. The rockets may be propelled by a solid-fuel, hybrid or steam motor. In order to teach the students engineering and science, and to put their technical knowledge to the test as early as possible in their studies, there are no height restrictions on the rocket. The program will run for up to three years, depending on the university and the scope of the project. The students’ work will be integrated into courses that already deal with various aspects of rocketry. In addition to the design of the engine, project activities will focus primarily on the rocket system as a whole, which demands interdisciplinary thinking and teamwork because of its complexity.
Completed, Rocket Missions
|Launch site||Esrange Space Center|
|Launch date||FAUST launched on October 22 at 08:45|
Four experimental rockets are scheduled to be launched from Esrange Space Center.
|A Hawk Owl decided to watch the launch of the FAUST-rocket at the antenna outside the TM station. Click to enlarge
The count-down for the next rocket, HyEnD, has just started. This student team is from the University in Stuttgart.
Successful launch for microgravity research rocket
On Monday 22 May at 07:00, the MAPHEUS-13 rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna. The launch as well as the four experiments on board could be carried out as planned.
Research rocket landed in Norway – now back at Esrange
April 24, at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center. The rocket took a slightly longer and more westerly trajectory than expected and landed after completed flight 15 kilometers into Norway. The payload[...]
Science rocket landed in Norway
Monday morning at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center in Sweden. The rocket took a slightly longer and more westerly trajectory than calculated and landed after a completed flight 15 kilometers into[...]
New altitude record for student-built hybrid rocket
At 11:05 CEST on April 18th the first rocket of two in the STERN – HyEnD N2ORTH campaign was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center. The rocket reached an altitude of 64 km which is a new record for student-built[...]
REXUS 29/30 completed – second rocket launched from Esrange
At 6:20 am (CET) the sounding rocket REXUS 29 was launched from Esrange Space Center, the second and final rocket of the REXUS 29/30 campaign. The first rocket, REXUS 30, was launched three days earlier. The two rockets had a[...]
REXUS 29 and 30 to be launched from Esrange
On 29 March, a first attempt will be made to launch REXUS 30 from Esrange Space Center. Shortly thereafter the second rocket within the campaign, REXUS 29, will be launched from the base. REXUS REXUS/BEXUS (Rocket/Balloon Experiments for University Students)[...]
Aurora rocket BROR launched from Esrange
At 7.23 pm (CET) on 23 March, the sounding rocket BROR was launched from Esrange Space Center to an altitude of 240 km where it created a spectacular auroral light show on the evening sky. The research will deepen our[...]
On a mission to create colorful clouds for aurora studies
SSC and a group of auroral scientists from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) will launch a sounding rocket from Esrange to create colorful clouds for aurora studies. On 12 March a first attempt will be made to launch[...]
Insights about dust grains after flight with SubOrbital Express
The results might help scientists make nanoparticles with useful applications in more efficient and eco-friendly ways, for example within areas like solar energy, sensors, and nanomedicine.
SubOrbital Express 3 launched from Esrange
This morning, Wednesday 23 November 09:23 AM local time, SubOrbital Express 3 was launched to an altitude of 260 kilometers and six minutes of microgravity. Among the twelve payloads onboard were scientific experiments to investigate everything from stem cells for[...]