On 14th June 2017, the 11th cycle of REXUS/BEXUS activities began. Each cycle begins with a Call for Proposals, followed by a condensed space project lifecycle, including typical design phases and reviews, culminating in the launch of the experiments and publication of the final reports.

The REXUS/BEXUS programme started 2007 in its current form.

This diagram shows six cycles of the programme with the key milestones:

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The detailed schedule for the current cycles of activities is as follows:

Cycle 11:

  • 14 Jun 2017 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • Aug 2017 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 16 Oct 2017 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals

Cycle 10:

  • Jun 2016 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • Aug 2016 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 19 Oct 2016 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 10 Nov 2016 – Invitation to the selection workshops
  • 29 Nov-1 Dec 2016 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • 29 Nov-1 Dec 2016 – SNSB/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk
  • 16 Dec 2016 – Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • 20-24 Feb 2017 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), DLR MORABA, Oberpfaffenhofen

BEXUS schedule (BX 24/25):

  • 29 May-2 Jun 2016 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA/ESTEC
  • Jul 2017 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Sep 2017 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • 13 – 22 Oct 2017 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jan 2018 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports to ESA

REXUS schedule (RX 23/24):

  • 19-23 Jun 2017 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Aug 2017 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Nov/Dec 2017 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Dec 2017 – REXUS Integration Week, ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • Jan 2018 – REXUS Bench Test Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Mar 2018 – REXUS Campaign (12 days) , SSC, Esrange Space Center

 

 

REXUS

REXUS – Rocket EXperiments for University Students – is an annual sounding rocket programme.

BEXUS

BEXUS – Balloon EXperiments for University Students – is an annual stratospheric research balloon programme.