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Up to now, FOVS is a proposed experiment – no guarantee that we will ever make it on board the rocket. A selection workshop takes place on December 10th and 11th which contributes to the involved space agencies’ decision which experiments to select for the flight.
Update: Great news: FOVS was selected as one of the experiments to be flown on Rexus in early 2014!
FOVS (Fiber Optic Vibration Sensing) is a experiment in the Rexus sounding rocket program of the German Aerospace Center. Students of Technische Universität München are invited to contribute to an experiment targeted at the application of fiber-optic sensors in launch vehicles. This blog is intended to present and document the develoment progress of the experiment. Read more about the experiment objective.