ROCKET & BALLOON ACTIVITIES

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.

45+

Years of experience


570

Rockets Launched


645

Balloons Launched


118

Payloads Delivered


Upcoming & Ongoing

October 9, 2019

BEXUS 28/29

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

Completed

  • Balloon launch Esrange
    HEMERA
    HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020.  In this programme, six zero […]
  • HADT – High Altitude Drop Test
    ESA is planning to send a Martian lander to Mars in 2020. The lander is named ExoMars 2020.
  • MASER 14 launch
    MASER 14 – SubOrbital Express
    MASER is a sounding rocket program for microgravity research developed and managed by SSC. MASER 14 rocket was launched on […]
  • ATEK / MAPHEUS 8
    ATEK is a German sounding rocket mission financed by the DLR research and development program “Space Research and Technology”. The […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 25/26
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]

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