The REXUS Programme

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 the Swedish Space Corporation (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 Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

What is a REXUS project?

Each year, the REXUS/BEXUS programme gives students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe he chance to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rocket and balloons. Two such rockets and balloons are launched each year, carrying up to 20 experiments designed and built by student teams. Both balloons and rockets are launched from the Swedish Space Corporation's space center Esrange outside Kiruna in northern Sweden.

The MUSCAT Rocket Experiment 2012 |