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2011-07-07 13:42:22

The Swedish space center said Thursday that scientists were forced to stop building a project to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium. "We sent it up without any problems, but then we were forced to take it down. It was leaking, and when a balloon leaks it loses height," Johanna Bergstroem-Roos of the Esrange Space Center, near Kiruna in northern Sweden, told AFP. The Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGoLite) is a telescope dangling from an...

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2010-09-01 12:44:54

ESA is inviting students to propose experiments to fly on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. The winning teams will have the opportunity to design and build an experiment for the BEXUS balloons or the REXUS rockets. The BEXUS (Balloon-borne Experiments for University Students) 12 and 13 balloons will be launched in October 2011 and the REXUS (Rocket-borne Experiments for University Students) 11 and 12 sounding rockets will be launched in March 2012, all from Kiruna in northern...

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2009-09-01 23:45:00

Today the new call for proposals for student experiments to be flown on two REXUS sounding rockets and two BEXUS stratospheric balloons opens. Selected student teams will have the opportunity to design and build an experiment suitable for a flight on the BEXUS 10 and 11 balloons or the REXUS 9 and 10 sounding rockets. The BEXUS (Balloon-borne Experiments for University Students) 10 and 11 balloons will be launched in September 2010 and the REXUS (Rocket-borne Experiments for University...

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2009-03-18 11:54:26

Three educational experiments sponsored by ESA's Education Office blasted off to the edge of space on March 12 and 13 during the latest REXUS sounding rocket campaign from the Esrange Space Centre in Kiruna, Sweden. First to fly was REXUS 6, which soared to an altitude of 88 km before returning its payload safely to the ground for subsequent recovery and analysis. On board was the ESA-sponsored Nordic Ionospheric Sounding Rocket Seeding Experiment (NISSE), which was developed by a student...

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2005-02-16 14:02:07

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- U.S. space agency NASA plans to launch several massive helium balloons from a northern Sweden launch pad this summer, officials said Wednesday. The balloon campaign will begin either in May or June when a large - and heavy - telescope will be launched, along with a test flight of a newly developed long-last balloon vehicle. NASA plans to launch balloons for westward flights, from Esrange to Alaska. The giant helium-filled balloons have a volume of up to 1.3...

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2004-12-11 11:03:50

ESA -- European launchers have come to be associated with French Guiana - powerful large rockets that lift-off from the steamy-hot equatorial base at Kourou. But ESA also uses much smaller launchers that rise into space from the snow-covered tundra of northern Sweden. EuroNews has covered the most recent launch of one of these Maxus sounding rockets. "Esrange is today the operational base of the Swedish Space Corporation and it is here that we launch sounding rockets, large stratospheric...


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