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PR 3/4

In summer 2017, RRL and Electronic Systems group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have started a joint student rocketry program, so that students from both universities can put innovative ideas into practice. As the first step in this program PR³ project was proposed and accepted by European Space Agency REXUS program, where the PR³ payload was successfully launched with REXUS 25 rocket from Esrange Space Center in Sweden in March 2019.

The primary objective of PR³ is to adapt, and test, radio-interferometry to track (fast) moving objects, such as REXUS rocket with a very high accuracy. In addition through PR³ the team also aimed to perform radiation measurement with commercial-of-the-shelf camera sensors. Combined with high-accuracy position and orientation tracking provided by the radio-interferometry experiment an accurate measurement of radiation versus altitude-and-orientation can be made.

Currently a new team of students from RRL and TU/e is working on the next round of the REXUS program (ook onze andere bezigheden noemen? T-minus). Within the PR3 project, different tasks are available, for example in these areas:

  • Software development
  • Field experiments
  • Project management

More information on the mission, team and goals can be found here:

http://pr3.space/