Programme schedule

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 in 2007 in its current form.

This diagram shows an example of overlapping 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 15:

  • 12 Jun 2023 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • 01 Sep 2023 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 09 Oct 2023, 23:59 CEST – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 27-28 Nov 2023 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR
  • 28-30 Nov 2023 – ESA/SNSA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC
  • 18 Dec 2023 – Cycle 15 selection announcement
  • 05-09 Feb 2024 – Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) & Students Training Week, SSC, Esrange Space Center

BEXUS 34/35 schedule

  • 13-17 May 2024 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA, ESTEC
  • Jun/Jul 2024 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Sep 2024 – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites (ESA/SNSA) or ZARM-FAB Bremen (DLR)
  • 27 Sep – 7 Oct 2024 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • TBD Jan 2025 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports

REXUS 33/34 schedule

  • 10-14 Jun 2024 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Aug/Sep 2024 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • Oct 2024 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • 09-13 Dec 2024 – Integration Week (ITW), ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • 13-17 Jan 2025 – Bench Test, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • TBD Mar 2025 – REXUS Campaign (12 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • TBD Jun 2025 – Delivery of the final REXUS Experiments reports

Cycle 16:

  • 17 Jun 2024 – Call for Experiment Proposals
  • TBD Sep 2024 – Letter of intent (DLR Only)
  • 14 Oct 2024, 23:59 CEST – Deadline for Experiment Proposals
  • 25-26 Nov 2024 – DLR Selection Workshop, DLR
  • 26-28 Nov 2024 – ESA/SNSA Selection Workshop, ESA/ESTEC
  • Dec 2024 – Cycle 16 selection announcement
  • 03-07 Feb 2025 – Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) & Students Training Week, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen (DE)

BEXUS 36/37 schedule

  • TBD May 2025 – BEXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), ESA, ESTEC
  • TBD Jul 2025 – BEXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • TBD Aug/Sep – BEXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites (ESA/SNSA) or ZARM-FAB Bremen (DLR)
  • TBD Oct 2025 – BEXUS Campaign (10 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • TBD Jan 2026 – Delivery of the final BEXUS Experiments reports

REXUS 35/36 schedule

  • TBD Jun 2025 – REXUS Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • TBD Aug 2025 – REXUS Integration Progress Reviews (IPRs) at student team sites
  • TBD Nov 2025 – REXUS Experiment Acceptance Reviews (EARs) at student team sites
  • TBD Dec 2025 – Integration Week (ITW), ZARM-FAB Bremen
  • TBD Jan 2026 – Bench Test, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • TBD Mar 2026 – REXUS Campaign (12 days), SSC, Esrange Space Center
  • TBD Jun 2026 – Delivery of the final REXUS Experiments reports