On 29th June 2016, the 10th 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 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

Cycle 9:

  • 29 Jun 2015 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • 3 Aug 2015 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 19 Oct 2015 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 09 Nov 2015 – Invitation to the selection workshops
  • 30 Nov-1 Dec 2015 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • 2-4 Dec 2015 – SNSB/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk
  • 18  Dec 2015 – Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • 15-19 Feb 2016 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), SSC Esrange Space Center

BEXUS schedule (BX 22/23):

  • 23-27 May 2016 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA/ESTEC
  • Jul 2016 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Sep 2016 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • 30 Sep – 10 Oct 2016 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jan 2017 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports to ESA

REXUS schedule (RX 21/22):

  • 20-24 Jun 2016 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Aug 2016 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Nov/Dec 2016 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • Dec 2016 – REXUS Integration Week, ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • Jan 2017 – REXUS Bench Test Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Mar 2017 – REXUS Campaign (12 days) , SSC, Esrange Space Center

Cycle 8:

  • 16 Jun 2014 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • 1 Aug 2014 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 13 Oct 2014 – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 7 Nov 2014 – Information about pre-selected Experiments / Invitation to the selection workshops
  • 1-3 Dec 2014 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR, Bonn
  • 2-4 Dec 2014 – SNSB/ESA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk NL
  • 12  Dec 2014 – Information about selected Experiments / Invitation to the Student Training Week
  • 9-13 Feb 2015 – Student Training Week & Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen

BEXUS schedule (BX 20/21):

  • 18-21 May 2015 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA/ESTEC
  • Jul 2015 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Sep 2015 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • 2-12 Oct 2015 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jan 2016 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports to ESA

REXUS schedule (RX 19/20):

  • 22-26 Jun 2015 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Sep 2015 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Oct/Nov 2015 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • 23-27 Nov 2015 – REXUS Integration Week, ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • 18-22 Jan 2016 – REXUS Bench Test Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • 07-19 Mar 2016 – REXUS Campaign (12 days) , SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • Jun 2016 – Delivery of the final REXUS Experiments reports to ESA

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.