Wednesday, 14 December 2011

SAM at REXUS Selection Workshop at ESA's ESTEC

Last week, Strathclyde's StrathSat-R traveled to ESA's ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands to present the sounding rocket experiment which should serve as a technology demonstrator for the Self-inflating Adaptive Membrane (SAM) concept. The workshop was organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Teams from across Europe presented their experiment proposals, there where 14 presentations in total, seven for the balloon and seven for the rocket. REXUS/BEXUS will probably select three to four experiments each. StrathSat-R's presentation went quite well and received good comments and suggestions from the expert selection board. REXUS/BEXUS will announce this Friday which experiments got selected for the upcoming campaign with a sounding rocket launch in March 2013.

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