Airbus Defence and Space

TEXUS 46 sounding rocket mission successful

On 22 November, the sounding rocket TEXUS 46 lifted off without a hitch into a clear sunny sky over the launch site at the Esrange Space Centre near Kiruna in northern Sweden at 11.15 GMT. Scientists waiting on the ground were able to start evaluating the experiments after their return from space only a couple of hours later. The 30-year-old programme that enables experiments to be performed in a microgravity environment once again proved its effectiveness and efficiency.

Airbus Defence and Space has been the prime industrial contractor for this programme from the very beginning and is responsible for preparing and carrying out the missions.