The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The Swedish share of the payload has been made available to students from other European countries through the collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Experts from DLR, SSC, ZARM and ESA provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project. EuroLaunch, the cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible for the campaign management and operations of the launch vehicles.
A team of 6 students coming from different universities in Switzerland (HES-SO, HEPIA, HEIA-FR and EPFL) had been selected to participate to this program.
The team ARES, that goes for Axial Retention Experiment for pmd Sponges is designing an fluid mechanic experiment that will take part of a REXUS rocket flight in march 2018.