Our Experiment

The water cycle on Mars is not completely understood but it might be similar to the situation shown below.

Credits: Martin-Torres & Zorzano

The soil on Mars has been studied extensively and measurements indicate that certain salts known as perchlorate might be present in the soil on Mars and this i

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Our Team


The work with the SALACIA project begun during the summer of 2015 with the recruitment of interested students and gathering of ideas. A few months later the project had been decided and the proposal submitted to the Rexus/Bexus committee.

Based in the northern Swedish town of Kiruna we are group of dedicated team members who work on this project. You can read m

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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).
REXUS/BEXUS thus gives students from universities across E

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The SALACIA project

The SALACIA project is a Rexus/Bexus project developed by students in Kiruna, Sweden. On this website you can find all the information about our project and follow our blog for updates

Our Experiment Information about our experiment

We propose to send perchlorates on a Rexus mission in order to examine how the salts behave during launch and in a low pressure atmosphere.Read More >

Rexus/BexusInformation about Rexus/Bexus

Rexus/Bexus gives students from universities across Europe the possibility to do scientific and technological research on rockets or balloons. Read More >

Our Team Information about the SALACIA team

We are 16 people working with the SALACIA project and we live and study in Kiruna in northern Sweden.Read More >

Launch Campaign – Day 3

Greetings people, Time goes by fast when you have fun (and when you work hard 😉 )! Yesterday we had the benchtest in Kiruna where all the teams on REXUS21 integrated their experiment to perform communication tests and to see that everything was working as expected when running all the experiments are at the same […]

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Launch Campaign – Day 1

The launch campaign team is now on site at Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden. It is good to see all the other REXUS 21/22 teams gathered here together. Once again SALACIA is in our possession, after a two month separation period. The first item on the to-do list was to confirm that the experiment […]

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We are now doing some final tests on our setup to confirm that everything is as expected. Also the salts are being tested to confirm their behaviour.  

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Esrange 50 years

Esrange Space Center celebrating 50 years anniversary!! Today the rocket base was open for the general public to visit. At the event we in SALACIA were present with our own booth, ready to inspire tomorrows space engineers. Here we demonstrated a prototype of our instrument, and talked about the REXUS/BEXUS programme and the space technology […]

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Installation and inspiration

Today has been a day where parts of the group have tried installing the components of our experiments and the rest of the group has been attending an inspirational activity, launching model rockets with children.

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MegaHelg Rymd

SALACIA will attend MegaHelg Rymd at Tekniska Museet to inspire future space engineers!   Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1801623463388990/

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