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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REXUS/BEXUS

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 >

The symposium is about to start

During the following days, our team member Daniel Nilsson will cover his time at the SSAS which will take place December 9-12. Greetings! The symposium is now about to start and therefore this will be a short post to inform you that I will be the fifth speaker on tomorrow’s session E.

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On my way to the Symposium on Space Educational Activities

During the following days, our team member Daniel Nilsson will cover his time at the SSAS which will take place December 9-12. Greetings! I am now on my way to the Symposium on Space Educational Activities and I am sitting on a train towards Padova. The symposium starts tomorrow and on Thursday I will be presenting the […]

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ESTEC Day 3: Presentation Day

Here, we will cover our time at the REXUS/BEXUS selection workshop at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. After spending the whole evening yesterday rehearsing and improving our presentation, it was finally time for us to present SALACIA! And, of course, answer the difficult questions of the expert panel, most of […]

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ESTEC Day 1: Introduction and team exercise

Here, we will cover our time at the REXUS/BEXUS selection workshop at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. Today, we spent our first day at ESTEC. After having an amazing breakfast we took the bus to the ESA center where we got our visitor badges. It was interesting to hear that […]

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ESTEC Day 0: Travel to Noordwijk

In the following days we will cover our time at the REXUS/BEXUS selection workshop at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. After going through some turbulences when approaching Amsterdam by plane yesterday, the team has now safely arrived at the hotel in Noordwijk. At the moment of this writing, we are […]

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ExoMars 2018

We at the SALACIA team congratulate professor F. Javier Martín-Torres and professor María-Paz Zorzano at Luleå University of Technology for being selected for the ESA–Roscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission with their instrument HABIT (Habitability, Brine Irradiation and Temperature package). More information can be found at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/European_payload_selected_for_ExoMars_2018_surface_platform    

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Symposium on Space Educational Activities

The SALACIA mission has been selected to attend a symposium on Space Educational Activities where we will talk about our mission and how we have experienced the REXUS/BEXUS program in terms of being a space educational activity. The report will be presented the 9th of December in Session E regarding atmospheric and planetary experiments by […]

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ESTEC team decided

Greetings, The people from SALACIA going to ESTEC is now decided. The following people will represent SALACIA in the Netherlands: Elias Krantz – Project Manager Johannes Güttler – Assistant Project Manager Martin Svensson – Payload and Science Manager Matej Lukanovic – Mechanical Design Responsible

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We are going to ESTEC! :D

Greetings! Today we got an email from the ESA Education and Knowledge Management Office stating that the SALACIA project had been short-listed and invited to a selection workshop at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. We will now perform a quick celebration before addressing the feedback we received on our […]

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High School students visit LTU

Greetings! Today, high school students from all over northern Sweden visited Luleå University of Technology (LTU) to learn about the educations offered by the university. We in the SALACIA project where happy to help and talk about how our REXUS/BEXUS project.   We started the day early with some reparations before the high school students […]

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