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Call for proposals for the 2019 REXUS/BEXUS programme

on 22 August 2019

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites university students to participate to the next edition of the REXUS/BEXUS (Rocket/Balloon Experiment for University Students) programme, which is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA). Applications will close on 14 October 2019.

The REXUS/BEXUS programme allows students from across ESA Member States, including Romania, to apply for a chance to fly their experiment on board a sounding rocket (REXUS) or stratospheric balloon (BEXUS). REXUS and BEXUS are launched from SSC, Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

If selected, teams are supported through the full project life-cycle with training provided from their preliminary design, right through testing launch and results presentation – including a chance to present their findings at an international symposium. 

Students from Romania who want to apply to the programme must create a team and send their experiment on the ESA projects portal.

In order to participate, the team must be based at a University or higher education institute within an ESA member state, Slovenia or Canada. To be eligible for funding for travel and other costs, team members must be between the ages of 18 and 32 and hold the nationality of an ESA member, Slovenia or Canada and must be enrolled as students at a University. 

More details about the programmes and application process are available here.

Image credit: ESA