BEXUS 14 and 15 experiments

Rising in the air

In addition to two German student experiments supported by DLR, the BEXUS 14 and 15 flights hosted four experiments supported by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and ESA:

BEXUS 14

The TechDose (Development of a Complex Balloon Technology Platform for Advanced Cosmic Radiation and Dosimetric Measurements) experiment was provided by students from various Hungarian Universities. The main scientific goal of TechDose was to provide a total assessment of the cosmic radiation field at the altitude of the BEXUS balloon flight and to develop a platform for future advanced cosmic radiation and dosimetric measurements. TechDose builds on previous work done by the CoCoRAD (Combined TriTel/Pille Cosmic Radiation and Dosimetric Measurements) experiment flown on BEXUS 12, which was also supported by SNSB-ESA.

BEXUS 15

AMES (Atmospheric Magnetical and Electrical field Sensors) was developed through a partnership between the Gustave Eiffel College (France) and the University of Gakugei (Japan). The purpose of the experiment was to study the magnetic and vertical electric field of the global and local atmosphere in the upper sky to prevent future electrical anomalies during rocket launches.

BioDos (Continuous measurement of the change of UV radiation in dependence of altitude), was developed primarily by students from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary). The experiment measured the characteristics and biological effects of UV radiation in high altitudes with the utilisation of biological detectors.

MISSUS (Meteorological Integrated Sensor SUite for Stratospheric analysis) was developed by students from the University of Padua (Italy). The experiment was conceived as an innovative integrated multi-sensor scientific package dedicated to the characterisation of the most significant environmental parameters of thin atmospheres (such as temperature, pressure and humidity).

Last update: 20 August 2013

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