On 11th June 2018, the 12th 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 12:

  • 11 Jun 2018 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • Aug 2018 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 15 Oct 2018 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • Nov 2018 – Invitation to the selection workshops
  • Nov 2018 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • Nov 2018 – SNSB/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk
  • Dec 2018 – Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • Feb 2019 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), DLR MORABA, Oberpfaffenhofen

Cycle 11:

  • 14 Jun 2017 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • Aug 2017 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 16 Oct 2017 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 07 Nov 2017 – Invitation to the selection workshops
  • 28-30 Nov 2017 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • 28-30 Nov 2017 – SNSA/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk
  • 18 Dec 2017 – Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • 05-09 Feb 2018 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), SSC, Esrange Space Center, Kiruna

BEXUS schedule (BX 26/27):

  • 28 May-1 Jun 2018 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA/ESTEC
  • Jul/Aug 2018 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Aug/Sep 2018 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Oct 2018 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jan 2019 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports to ESA

REXUS schedule (RX 25/26):

  • 18-22 Jun 2018 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Aug/Sep 2018 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Nov 2018 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Dec 2018 – REXUS Integration Week, ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • Jan 2019 – REXUS Bench Test Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Mar 2019 – 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.