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REXUS 19/20

February 2, 2016
REXUS 19/20

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). 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.

Launch site Esrange Space Center
Launch date First hot CD on March 7, 2016
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:





PICARD Prototype Inflatable Conical Antenna – REXUS Deployment University of Strathclyde, University of Birmingham,
United Kingdom
SLED System of Free Falling Univts using LEDs to allow one to track the other KTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
LiME Link made early Ernst-Abbe-Hoschschule, Jena, Germany
MIRKA2 MIkro-RückkehrKApsel 2 University of Stuttgart, Germany



CEMIOS Electrophysiological study investigating cellular effects of weightlessness induced oocyte samples Lucerne University of Applied
and Arts, Switzerland
UB-FIRE Universitiy of Bremen – FIre Safety Research Experiment Universitiy of Bremen,
BOILUS Boiling management by means of ultrasounds in microgravity conditions Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
PATHOS Position-vector Acquisitaion Through Horizon Observation Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Contact persons

Stefan Krämer, EuroLaunch (SSC),

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ESAs website for REXUS and BEXUS

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