Project Backing

The REXUS Programme

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 a collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

EuroLaunch, a cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible for the campaign management and operations of the launch vehicles. Experts from ESA, SSC and DLR provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project.

REXUS and BEXUS are launched from Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden

KTH [The Royal Institute of Technology]

KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. Education and research cover a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering as well as architecture, industrial engineering and management, urban planning, work science and environmental engineering.

In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of both national and local Competence Centres are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.

SCC [Swedish Space Corporation]

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is a comprehensive space company covering the entire field, from the definition of innovative business concepts and space projects to the development, tests and operation of the systems.

SSC designs, develops and tests various types of space systems – satellites, sounding rockets, space subsystems and experiment equipment for research in microgravity. Thirty years’ experience of designing comprehensive space missions and delivering them in orbit, in close cooperation with the users, makes SSC unique as prime contractor in space technology. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries ECAPS and NanoSpace, SSC is also engaged in the development of environmentally friendly propulsion systems and micromechanical systems for space applications.

From its facility Esrange Space Center in Northern Sweden, SSC launches sounding rockets and high-altitude balloons for research in the areas of microgravity, astrophysics, astronomy and atmospheric studies.

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DLR [Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt]

DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.

As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests.

ESA [European Space Agency]

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 18 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.

External Sponsors

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Lesjöfors is a Swedish company delivering springs both out of the shelf and custom made.

The company is supporting the SQUID team with springs for the experiment, the most important of which is the experiment ejection spring.


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Celltech is a Swedish company delivering high performance batteries and specializes in business to business.

The company is supporting the SQUID team with subsidized batteries both for testing and the actual flight.  

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REBEL Space was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands to serve the rocketry community with high quality systems, parts and service. Since then the company has been growing and expanding in several Air and Space fields, ranging from high tech products for farmers up to rocket propulsion.

Customers range from Amateur Rocket builders, Universities, the Space industry like the CNES (France), DLR (Germany) up to specialized companies in security and defense departments in a wide product range. 

REBEL Space provides SQUID with kevlar parachute cords, suitable for the high forces of deployment.

Western filament, inc

Western Filament, Inc. is a textile manufacturing facility specializing in braided, twisted, coated, and dyed fibers. The company focuses on high-tech industrial oriented products using synthetic materials like polyester, nylon, Nomex®, Kevlar ®, Nextel® (ceramic, Teflon®, PEEK®, Ryton®, Halar®, Vectran®, and Spectra® which are targeted for the Motor Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Textile markets.

Western Filament endeavors to meet customer requirements and strives to exceed their expectations through continual quality and cost improvement.

Western Filament have provided SQUID with Spectra® cord that will be used in landing system.