BEXUS stands for Balloon-borne Experiments for University Students and is a yearly recurring experimental flight with a stratospheric balloon. Implementation is made in cooperation with a project leader at the Esrange Space Center.
The REXUS and BEXUS programs offer opportunities for student experiments to be flown on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons.
Each flight will carry a payload consisting solely of student experiments. Half the payload is available to German students through a DLR Announcement of Opportunity and the other half is made available to students from all other ESA Member States and Co-operating States by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) through a collaboration with ESA.
The BEXUS balloon has a volume of 12,000 m³ and a diameter of 14 m when filled. The total mass available for the experiments is between 40 and 100 kg. The maximum altitude is 35 km and the flight duration is 2-5 hours.
The BEXUS program is a joint project between the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and the Mobile Rocket Base (Moraba) of the German Aerospace Center DLR. The campaign is conducted by EuroLaunch* in close cooperation with the students.
Read more about Rexus and Bexus:
REXUS BEXUS - Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students
Student web pages