Friday, July 30, 2010

Rexus 1 - Student built sounding rocket

I came across this project quite by accident, showing that there are indeed many areas on the internet that remain to be explored. Even after browsing for rocketry web pages since the late 90s!

"The REXUS (Rocket EXperiment for Upcoming Students) sounding rocket for testing a new type of parachute and carrying an experment module with experiments from students at the Space Engineering Education in Kiruna was launched from Esrange at 1023 UT on 4 December 1995. The rocket, an Improved Orion, was 5.22 meters tall with a launch mass of 519 kg, a payload mass of 103 kg and it reached an altitude of 89.4 km.

This was the first Swedish student rocket and its name has lived on in the more recent European series of student rockets."
Rexus 1

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