AROUND 6 MINUTES OF MICROGRAVITY
The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behavior of materials, chemicals and biological substances in a microgravity environment. The TEXUS program gives around six minutes of microgravity.
The TEXUS programme started in 1977 and is carried out at Esrange Space Center jointly by DLR, Airbus Defence & Space, OBH-System and SSC. SSC is responsible for the launch operations.
The TEXUS campaigns are sometimes financed by ESA or jointly financed by DLR and ESA.