January 2015: The first issue of the Student Experiment Documentation (SED) has to be handed in.

February 2015: During the Student Training Week at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, the team goes through the Preliminary Design Review (PDR). In numerous lectures and discussions with the expert many technological and operational aspect concerning a sounding rocket experiment could be discussed.


CEMIOS Team in Oberpfaffenhofen

May 2015: The second issue of the Student Experiment Documentation (SED) has to be handed in.

June 2015: As part of the evaluation process of the REXUS program, the team completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) at the headquarters of the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.


CEMIOS Team at the CDR in Oberpfaffenhofen


September 2015: The third version of the Student Experiment Documentation (SED) is due. Shortly afterwards the progress of the experiment’s integration was asses in the Integration Progress Review (IPR). The review took place in the labs of the student’s home university.


The CEMIOS team after the Integration Progress Review with the reviewer of the REXUS-program.


November 2015: The fourth version of the Student Experiment Documentation (SED) is due. Again, shortly afterwards a review at the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture was conducted. This time the team demonstrated in the course of the Experiment Acceptance Review (EAR) the functionality of the experiment and its safe operation. The experiment was cleared for the REXUS 20 flight.

December 2015: During the integration week in Bremen the experiment was assembled for the first time with the rocket module. All mechanical, electrical and communication interphases have been tested. Also the countdown and the flight timeline has been practiced for the first time. In addition the resistance of the mechanical structure to the launch’s vibrations was assessed in a vibration test.

Das CEMIOS Team auf dem weltbekannten Fallturm in Bremen.

The CEMIOS team on the world famous drop tower in Bremen.