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REXUS campaign underway: Sounding rockets carrying student experiments ready for launch
The two-week REXUS 5/REXUS 6 research campaign started on Monday 2 March 2009. In collaboration with the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) enables students to carry out their own experiments on board sounding rockets for the first time. During the ten-day campaign, German and Swedish experts will help the up-and-coming researchers to prepare the two small rockets. The experts and students are gathered at Esrange, the European launch site for sounding rockets and balloons near the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden, in order to take part in the campaign. While outside temperatures reached 20 degrees Celsius below zero, the countdown started.
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Last update: 09/03/2009 16:43:01