Safety Information

Rocket impact area at Esrange

This information is mainly for anyone who resides in the Esrange area, Kiruna, Sweden. Final radio announcements (in Swedish) are broadcasted by Radio Norrbotten on the Kiruna FM transmitter 102.7 MHz.

Ongoing: Rocket launches

2024-02-14 – 2024-03-01

There is no rocket launch planned until earliest 24th of February.

Two rocket launches will be conducted at Esrange Space Center from 14th of February to 1st of March 2024. The rockets are planned to impact in Zone B, but could also impact in Zone C. It is prohibited by law to stay in Zone A during rocket launches from Esrange.

Please open the link below to find more information.

Mission TEXUS 59 and MAPHEUS 14
Affected Zones Zon A, Zon B, Zon C
Affected Time 04:00 - 16:00

Ongoing: Rocket engine tests

1 December 2023  –  31 May 2024

Multiple rocket engine tests will be conducted at Esrange Space Center 1 December 2023 – 31 May 2024. For more information, please open the safety message below.

MISSION: Rocket Engine Tests
AFFECTED ZONES: Zone A1

Ongoing: Raketuppskjutningar

2024-02-14 – 2024-03-01

Ingen raketuppskjutning kommer att äga rum förrän tidigast 24:e februari.

Två raketuppskjutningar är planerade från Esrange från 14:e februari till 1:a mars 2024. Raketerna beräknas landa i Zon B, men kan även landa i Zon C. Det är förbjudet att vistas i zon A vid raketuppskjutningar.

Öppna det förberedande meddelandet nedan för mer information.

Mission TEXUS 59 och MAPHEUS 14
Påverkade zoner Zon A, Zon B, Zon C
Tidsperiod 04:00 - 16:00

Ongoing: Raketmotortester

1 december 2023  –  31 maj 2024

Ett flertal raketmotortester kommer att utföras på Esrange Space Center 1 december 2023  –  31 maj 2024. För mer information, öppna säkerhetsmeddelandet nedan.

Mission: Raketmotortester
Zon som påverkas: Zon A1

Questions and Answers

  • During a rocket launch: outside Zone A or extended Zone A (if that is in use). See zone A map.
  • During a rocket motor test: outside Zone A1. See zone A1 map.

Please check the latest safety messages on this page before entering the area.

It is not allowed to be in the Visitor Center during a rocket launch. Leave to get outside of the Zone A. See zone map.

Yes, but be aware of the warning messages on the radio when a rocket launch will occur (Radio Norrbotten on the Kiruna FM transmitter 102.7 MHz).

Zones A and Extended Zone A are forbidden areas when activated (when the sirens sound). See zone map.

No, Esrange is a civil protection object.

Short repeated signals mean danger and that you must leave the area. Continuous signal means the danger is over.

Don’t touch or go close. Note the co-ordinates. Call 0980-72 000.

Yes, we live-stream some of the launches on our Youtube channel: SSC on Youtube

It depends on the rocket, but usually it flies up to 250 km in altitude and impacts 70 km north of Esrange.

It is illegal to fly drones close to Esrange.

When no campaigns are ongoing. Please check the latest Safety Information on top of this page.

Check this page. We also list upcoming and completed launches on the Rocket and Balloon Activities page.

SSC not only supports spacecraft launch operations, but services the launch vehicle as well, and sometimes both simultaneously.

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