The main target of this experiment is the study and observation of Earth’s Magnetic Field. We want to evaluate the size and direction of Geomagnetic Field to compare it with the standard  I.G.R.F. (International Geomagnetic Reference Field) model.


calculating & observing magnetic polar field at stratosphere

“But I am constant as the northern star,

Of whose true-fix’d and resting quality.

There is no fellow in the firmament”

William Shakespeare

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 a collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).


The Second Faculty of Engineering of Bologna University was founded as an independent structure in October 2002 as a spin-off of the degree courses of the Faculty of Engineering of Bologna set up in 1991.

The courses taught by the Second Faculty of Engineering are characterised by a specialisation in the top areas of Industrial Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Despite being founded relatively recently the Second Faculty of Engineering is particularly renowned for the high quality of its labs and also for its researchers that are often research partners in major national and international programmes.


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Another goal for our experiment is to measure the Solar Flux that reaches our planet and compare it with values predicted by N.O.A.A.(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).