dinsdag 8 maart 2016

OSCAR says hello!

Hi there and welcome to the OSCAR experiment of the REXUS/BEXUS programme! 

OSCAR is the acronym for Optical Sensors based on CARbon materials. When we talk about carbon materials, we specifically mean semiconducting carbon based materials such as: polymers, small molecules, and synthetic diamond. 

The mission of OSCAR is to investigate the performance of carbon based solar cells and a prototype diamond magnetometer in an aerospace environment during a balloon flight to verify their applicability. 

REXUS/BEXUS stands for Rocket EXperiments for University Students and Balloon EXperiments for University Students. Within this programme it is possible to perform rocket and stratospheric balloon experiments. The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The Swedish share of the payload has been made available to students from other European countries through the collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). Experts from DLR, SSC, ZARM and ESA provide technical support to the student teams throughout the project. EuroLaunch, the cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible for the campaign management and operations of the launch vehicles.

More information on the different carbon technologies, and our adventures during the REXUS/BEXUS programme will be shared on this blog!

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