04. February 2016
Vanguard is the third mission that is being conducted within the Technology Demonstrator Platform (TDP) series of rocket and balloon experiments at Technische Universität Müchen (TUM). The first two missions were conducted during the 7th cycle of the REXUS/BEXUS program in 2013/2014 (see here and here for details about those missions). This third mission is part of the 9th cycle and is slated to be launched into the stratosphere aboard the BEXUS 22 research balloon in October 2016.
27. December 2015
As you might have noticed, we changed the look and feel of our homepage recently. With this relaunch we will also start to provide you more information and regular updates on our work. In the past, we did this mainly through our Facebook page. We will continue to provide the latest news there, but we will use our homepage to deliver you more in-depth information.
27. December 2015
After our only partially successful TDP-1 AFIS-P balloon mission in October 2014, we handed in a proposal for a new experiment aboard one of the balloons of the BEXUS 22/23 campaign. A team from TUM travelled to Bonn to attend the annual experiment selection workshop for the REXUS/BEXUS program at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in early December. DLR notified us a few days ago that we were able to convince the judges and that our experiment will be part of the BEXUS 22/23 campaign! For a few...
20. December 2013
A student research project at the department E18 of Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul at the Technische Universität München (TUM) succeeded in the program REXUS/BEXUS of the German Aerospace Center (DLR): An experiment to measure the low-energy spectrum of charged particles in the Earth's atmosphere is to fly on a DLR balloon in September 2014. As part of the project "Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students" (REXUS/BEXUS), the DLR offers twice a year lift-shares for exciting student’s...
16. December 2013
A prototype version of our AFIS detector has been selected to be part of the BEXUS 18/19 launch campaign. BEXUS stands for Balloon EXperiments for University Students and is a program that allows students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on stratospheric research balloons. The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National...