Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Successful Launch Of REXUS 9

File image.
by Staff Writers
Esrange, Sweden (SPX) Feb 23, 2011
Yesterday at 12:50 local time the student rocket REXUS 9 took aloft from Esrange Space Center in the northern part of Sweden. The rocket, with its four experiments, reached an altitude of 80.6 km and landed after 11 minutes flight 40 km north of Esrange. The recovery is ongoing and the payload will be back at the base for analysis within an hour.

The four experiments on board were testing new technical systems developed and built by students from universities all over Europe.

"The past week has been extremely intensive and very interesting, says Robert Wuseni from the REMOS team. From the data we received during the flight, it seems that our experiment behaved as predicted. This past year has been fantastic and will mean a lot for our coming careers", Mr. Wuseni wraps up.

REXUS 10 planned to be launched on Wednesday 23 February

The next student rocket, REXUS 10, is planned to be launched tomorrow at 10:00 local time. On board there are four additional experiments. One of the student teams involved is Swedish and they study at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

"To be part of a space project already during the student phase is invaluable", says Gustav Casselbrant, one of the students from the SQUID team.

"We have learned how a real space project is driven from start to finish and in addition we have built up an international network of fellow students from all over Europe", Mr. Casselbrant concludes.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Launch Pad at

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

ILS Appoints Vice President Of Sales Marketing And Communications
Reston VA (SPX) Feb 15, 2011
Johanne Lecomte has been hired as the new vice president of sales, marketing and communications for International Launch Services (ILS). As a key member of the ILS executive team, Lecomte is responsible for leading the implementation of sales, marketing strategy, customer relations and new business development. Lecomte succeeds Wendy Mihalic, who has retired after a successful career in th ... read more

Successful Launch Of REXUS 9

24 hour delay for launch of NASA satellite

SpaceX to focus on astronaut capsule

ILS Appoints Vice President Of Sales Marketing And Communications

Advanced NASA Instrument Gets Close-up On Mars Rocks

Good Health Report After Hiatus In Communications

Experiment volunteers take 2nd 'walk on Mars'

Walking On Mars

The Great Moonbuggy Race

Venus And Crescent Moon Pair Up At Dawn

84 Student Teams Set to Roll At 18th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

Google Lunar X Prize Roster Reaches 29 Teams

Can WISE Find The Hypothetical Tyche In Distant Oort Cloud

Theory: Solar system has another planet

Launch Plus Five Years: A Ways Traveled, A Ways To Go

Mission To Pluto And Beyond Marks 10 Years Since Project Inception

'Missing' element gives planet birth clues

Planet Formation In Action

Kepler Triples ExoPlanet Count As Search For Biosphere 2 Intensifies

'Wandering' planets may have water, life

University of Ulster Launches Rocket Project with Japan Space Agency

ATK And Astrium Unveil Liberty Rocket For NASA CCDev-2 Competition

Renewed Call For Competitive US Spaceflight Marketplace

Rocket Team Hot Fire AJ26 Flight Engine For Taurus II

China Mars probe set for November launch

Shenzhou 8 Mission Could Top Three Weeks

U.S. wary of China space weapons

Slow progress in U.S.-China space efforts

Record number of asteroids spotted

NASA Releases Images Of Man-Made Crater On Comet

Spectacular Flyby Of Comet Tempel 1 Tests Lockheed Built Spacecraft

NASA'S Stardust Spacecraft Completes Comet Flyby

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement