On 17th June 2019, the 13th 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 four 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 13: 

  • 17 Jun 2019 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • 31 Aug 2019 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 14 Oct 2019 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • Nov 2019 – Invitation to selection Workshops
  • 25-26 Nov 2019 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • 26-28 Nov 2019 – SNSA/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk
  • Dec 2019 – Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • Feb 2020 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), SSC Esrange, Sweden

BEXUS schedule 

  • end of May 2020 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA/ESTEC
  • Jul/Aug 2020 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Aug/Sep 2020 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Oct 2020 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jan 2021 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports

REXUS schedule 

  • mid-end Jun 2020 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Aug/Sep 2020 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Nov 2020 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Dec 2020 – REXUS Integration Week, ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • Jan 2021 – REXUS Bench Test Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Mar 2021 – REXUS Campaign (12 days) , SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • June 2021 – Delivery of final REXUS Experiment reports

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.