Antennas and basebands
The Esrange Satellite Station includes six independent Telemetry Tracking & Command (TT&C) systems in S-Band (one with receive capability also in the UHF-Band), six multi-frequency receive antenna systems in S/X-Band and an operational building which houses reception system electronics and data processing equipment.
Esrange Satellite Station is manned 24 by 7 and has considerable space available for antenna and equipment expansion to accommodate our growing customer base.
Esrange Satellite Station is located at Esrange Space Center above the Arctic Circle at 67º 53' North latitude, 21º 04' East longitude and approximately forty kilometres outside the town of Kiruna, Sweden. The location is particularly advantageous for accessing polar orbiting satellites and the Kiruna station emphasizes on data acquisition and processing for remote sensing and scientific missions as well as TT&C support. When Esrange Space Center is used in combination with SSC's Inuvik Satellite Station in northern Canada, unmatched coverage opportunities are available for polar orbiting missions.
Located close to the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean, the Kiruna area has a fairly mild climate with respect to the latitude. The warmest month is normally July with a daily average temperature of +18ºC. February is normally the coldest months of the year with a daily average temperature of -17ºC.
Kiruna has a commercial airport located near by the town and approximately 45 Km from Esrange Space Center. There are several daily flights between Kiruna and Stockholm, which is the closest international airport. Kiruna railway station is located in downtown Kiruna. All major car rental firms have offices both at the airport and in downtown Kiruna.