The Exist Project

Experiment Proposal

This is the first document submitted to the collection of space experts called the REXUS/BEXUS-panel.

This proposal explains what the EXIST team wishes to design, manufacture, fly, and accomplish.


The proposal was followed up by a selection presentation at ESA, ESTEC in Noordwijk, NL at the end of November 2016.

Integration Progress Review (23rd July)

The Integration Progress Review involves a member of the REXUS/BEXUS expert panel to come and assess how far we have come with our manufacturing and setting up. This review is associated with the third version of the Student Experiment Document.

The team received a pass on the IPR on the 3rd of August and no new version of the SED was required.

Experiment Abstract

The EXIST Experiment summary as a separate file.

Latest Experiment Document Version

The Student Experiment Document is a constantly updating document in which all the details and specification of the experiment can be found.

Here you can download the latest version of this document to keep up to date with the experiment and team!

Currently: SED v4-0  22 September 2017

Preliminary Design Review (27th January)

The Preliminary Design Review is the firstreview of the experiment status, submitted in the form of the first Student Experiment Document version and followed by a presentation for the expert panel at REXUS/BEXUS.

The presentation and workshop associated with this version took place at The German Space Operations Center in Oberpfaffenhofen Germany in February 2017. 

After the review, an updated issue of SEDv1 was made from the feedback given to us by the panel.

Here you will find the documents written for this project. These documents contain all the information about the project.

Documents will be uploaded as the project progresses.

Critical Design Review (10th May)

​The Critical Design Review is the second and final design status review of the project and is associated with the second version of the Student Experiment Document. 

EXIST's critical design was presented in ESA, ESTEC in Noordwijk, NL at the end May 2017.

The team received a conditional pass and a few weeks later a new issue of SEDv2 was submitted in accordance with the CDR feedback which is our latest version.