REXUS/BEXUS call for proposals - Sounding Rocket and Stratospheric Balloons opportunities for University students

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

The 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 2017 and spring 2018, respectively.

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 participation in this project is a valuable experience, where students can take part in a space-related project throughout all its stages - from the first idea to the post-flight analysis.

Please refer to the programme homepage for further information regarding the research platforms, programme timelines and the application procedure: Alternatively, you may visit the ESA hands-on projects portal via the ESA Education website:

The call for experiment proposals will close on Monday, 17 October 2016.