Life in our solar system? Our vision is a mission to Enceladus to find that out!


We are VIPER – a team of Students building an experiment to fly aboard a REXUS Rocket. Our main goal is to research the behavior of water vapor and melting processes in environments similar to those on the icemoon Enceladus at Saturn. In the Chambers with liquid water underneath its icy shell, there are all conditions fulfilled that are essential for evidence for life.

Our project was initiated by Fabian Baader and Kai Schüller (both M.Sc. aerospace engineering), who brought together a team of 16 excited students. The team leader is Michael Bartsch.

For most recent happenings and progress, we suggest the News page.

If you want to learn more about VIPER, use the navigation tree on the left. We are quite active on all social media, so don’t hesitate to follow/like us!
Our rocket launch is planned for March 2018.