Working at Esrange

SSC people sharing how it is to work at Esrange and live in Kiruna.

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"Working here becomes a life experience that stands out on your resume, regardless how long you worked here or what position you had."
David Hagsved
David Hagsved
Left Stockholm for Kiruna
Project Manager Rocket and Balloons, Esrange, Sweden
After three years at Esrange, David Hagsved believes he made the right decision in choosing both workplace and living in the north.
Kiruna gets bigger out here.
Lena Gälldin
Lena Gälldin
Enjoys the international environment
Project Manager for rocket and balloon campaigns
Lena Gälldin has worked as a Senior Project Manager at Esrange for about two years. Even if she started during the corona restrictions, working from home with very few physical meetings, she has found her role well, being a central connection point in rebuilding the launch area hit by a fire in 2021.
We are like a big family here. Everyone is very passionate about their work.
Marko Kohberg
Marko in the Telemetri station
With space as the base for 30 years
Rockets and Balloons Operation Manager
Marko Kohberg is one of many employees at SSC and Esrange whose employment stretches back for decades. After many positions within the company, he is today the rocket and balloon operations manager with around 30 engaged employees.
“You can call my job a paid hobby”
Ann-Christin Grenevall
Ann-Christin at Visitor Center
Anki is passionate about the Esrange visits
Public Information Officer
Ann-Christin” Anki” Grenevall has worked for SSC – Swedish Space Corporation, for 12 years, mainly with visits at Esrange Space Center. Over the years, she has welcomed and guided many people, like school classes, business leaders, authorities and even royalties.
Evening sky, Loussavaara

Living in beautiful Lapland

Kiruna is the northernmost city in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. The wild, beautiful and magnificent surroundings give you a wide selection of outdoor recreation activities. In the summer you enter the world of the midnight sun, and in the winter you may experience an incredible light show; the northern lights or Aurora Borealis. It is common to see wild animals such as reindeer and moose.

The town of Kiruna offers shopping, restaurants, bars, a hospital and much more. Kiruna might seem remote, but there is communication available with trains, buses and the international airport with some direct routes to cities outside Sweden and only a 1,5-hour flight to Stockholm. Read more on

Inspiring stories

More stories about our people at SSC.

Ida Larsson

11:02 am . February 9, 2023

Ida Larsson works in the Orbital Launch and Rocket Test team, developing and building the new Spaceport Esrange.

David Hagsved

11:10 am . October 11, 2022

David Hagsved, Project Manager, believes he made the right decision in choosing both workplace and living in the north.

Pascal Daniel Muyovu

14:09 pm . September 17, 2022

Pascal Daniel Muyovu is a Spacecraft Operations Engineer supporting our customer European Space Agency – ESA with groundbreaking, exciting missions.