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REXUS/BEXUS call for proposals now open!

ESA’s REXUS/BEXUS programme offers flight opportunities on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons for experimental payloads designed and developed by university students. The balloons and rockets will be launched from Esrange in Kiruna, Sweden, in autumn 2024 and spring 2025, respectively.

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The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is currently accepting proposals for the next cycle of the programme for REXUS /Rocket and BEXUS /Balloon Experiments for University Students.

The students, assisted by a project supervisor, are invited to propose, design, implement and fly their own experiment. Typical experiment disciplines include, but are not limited to, upper atmosphere and reduced gravity research, radiation analysis and technology demonstration.

The chosen teams, then, will be given the opportunity to participate in real technical reviews, where experts from some of the most important space organisations and institutes in Europe will provide the teams with their extensive knowledge and expertise.

ESA Education will sponsor up to 4 students per team to participate in technical reviews, testing campaigns, including an Integration Week at ZARM’s facility in Bremen and Bench Test in DLR Oberpfaffenhofen (both for REXUS only), a launch campaign and the participation in an international conference, providing them with travel and accommodation etc.

The participation in this project is a great experience that offers students the unique opportunity to develop a real space project from the initial idea through to the thrill of launch and to meet space industry professionals and like-minded students from throughout Europe, allowing for direct knowledge transfer and great networking opportunities!

Please refer to the programme homepage for further information regarding the research platforms, programme timelines and the application procedure:

The call for experiment proposals will close on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Cecilie Tornøe or the ESA Education office with any queries and to spread the word about this exciting opportunity amongst your student/professor community.


Cecilie Tornøe
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 84
Email: ct@ufm.dk
Uddannelses- og Forskningsstyrelsen