REXUS experiment developed by a student team from KTH and SU, MUSCAT (MUltiple Spheres for Characterisation of Atmospheric Temperature), was launched successfully from Esrange on May 9, 2013. Dr. N. Ivchenko from Space and Plasma Physics and Dr. G. Tibert from Mechanics have supervised the project.
ESA has selected the student rocket proposal MUSCAT (MUltiple Spheres for Characterisation of Atmospheric Temperature) for flight in 2013. This is the fourth consecutive year that KTH EES gets selected for the REXUS programme.
The sound of the rotors rises to a roar as the helicopter lifts towards the sky. On board are Christian Westlund and Joakim Sandström, who are studying vehicle engineering and electrical engineering, respectively, at KTH. They will be dropping three test probes as part of the first experiment within the scope of the LAPLander (Light Airbag Protected Lander) project.
Six students from the Department of Space and Plasma Physics have been selected by ESA’s REXUS programme to fly a rocket probe from Kiruna. Now they must undertake a year’s training in space quality, design review and construction of the experiment.