A new mechanical design for the experiment

29 August 2019

The change of the new team has quickly been followed by a change in the mechanical design of the boxes. Originally, it was planned to construct the box with aluminium slates that would be soldered with each other. Yet, faced with the difficulty in finding a way to solder aluminium...

New members replace the team and carry on the project

30 May 2019

June month brought a wind of renewal on the team. The Destiny team was constituted of 17 members, 15 of whom are in the engineering course of the Ecole Polytechnique. For them, the project was part of their course and it came to an end with the end of the...

Summary of our adventure

07 April 2019

Our adventure with BEXUS started in May 2018 as a group project gathering five engineering students from Ecole Polytechnique. Our endorsing professor David Mimoun - a lecturer at ISAE-Supaero currently working on Insight - told us about the possibility of building a balloon-borne experiment that we could carry on a...

PDR & Student Training Week

16 February 2019

From February 11th to 15th, the DESTINY team attended to the REXUS/BEXUS Student Training Week at the DLR MORABA center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. It was a very intense and interesting week, with more than twenty presentations. The addressed topics were very diverse: balloon flight dynamics, mechanical, thermal and software design,...

BEXUS Selection Workshop

08 December 2018

We answered the BEXUS proposal call in October, and quickly learnt that our project had been short-listed! We were invited to attend to the selection workshop in the ESTEC technical center in Noordwijk, Netherlands from November 27th to 29th. We arrived at the ESTEC - European Space Research and Technology...

BEXUS Proposal submission

16 October 2018

The deadline for the submission of the proposal is today: ours is already sent, and we’re now eagerly waiting for the decision of the REXUS/BEXUS programme.