Esrange Space Center celebrates 50th anniversary  RSS

15 Sep 2016

50 years have passed since the first sounding rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center. Since then, Esrange, located in Kiruna above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, has served the scientific community well.  More than 550 rockets and 520 balloons have been launched over the years, using the vast unpopulated area. And Esrange Satellite Station has grown into one of the world's busiest ground stations, serving a large variety of customers. 

SSC – Swedish Space Corporation - will be celebrating this anniversary on 22-23 October, together with customers and other stakeholders from the space industry all over the world. The celebration includes an Executive Roundtable, focusing on the coming 50 years of Esrange and space industrial development, as well as an open house at the Space Center and a gala dinner in Kiruna city hall.  

“We at SSC are proud of our achievements and have exciting plans for the years to come”, says Lennart Poromaa, President Science Services and site manager at Esrange. “The ongoing modernization of Esrange will add new capabilities to strengthen its position as a leading Center of Excellence.”  

Read more about Esrange Space Center 

For more information, please contact  

Ella Carlsson Sjöberg,, +46 70 648 00 48

Lennart Poromaa,, +46 70 564 54 77 

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