SSC’s launch facility, Esrange Space Center, is located about 40 km east of Kiruna. Here you can find rocket launchers for various types of sounding rockets, a balloon launch pad with the size of 40 football fields, a restaurant and a hotel for the scientists and technicians who come here from all over the world. Launches can also take place elsewhere depending on the scientific mission requirements.


Years of experience


Rockets Launched


Balloons Launched


Payloads Delivered

Upcoming & Ongoing

August 14, 2020

Unique balloon mission at Esrange

Mini Booster is a balloon campaign aimed to measure infrasound in the atmosphere.
February 26, 2020

REXUS 27/28

Rexus 27/28 consists of two rockets being launched from Esrange Space Center carrying payloads of mixed experiments.


  • TEXUS 55 launch

    TEXUS 56

    AROUND 6 MINUTES OF MICROGRAVITY The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the […]
  • SPIDER-2

    SPIDER 2

    SPIDER 2 is a small payload for investigation of disturbances in electrojet by rockets. The mission was carried out in […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange

    BEXUS 28/29

    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange


    HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020.  In this programme, six zero […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange

    HADT – High Altitude Drop Test

    ESA is planning to send a Martian lander to Mars in 2020. The lander is named ExoMars 2020.

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