News & activites
Helping navigate planet Earth with precision
The precise landing of a helicopter providing health services, or the entry of a boat into a port guided by a satellite, or farmers operating their vehicles safely with the guidance of an exact signal… EGNOS improves the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), such as GPS and Galileo, providing safety-of-life services via signal transmission from a duo of satellite transponders in geostationary orbit and allowing even more precision than with GNSS alone.
David Allain, our engineer based in Toulouse, France (who has provided Engineering Services to the European Space Agency for more than ten years) gives us his insight into his unique experience with the EGNOS project:
“I have been part of the EGNOS development team in Toulouse since 2015. I manage IVQ activities for ESA on the current version in operation, the EGNOS V2, developed by Thales Alenia Space. EUSPA, the EU Agency for the Space Programme, will take over the activity this year. A new challenge arises with the development of the system’s third generation, integrating the GALILEO constellation in a new design with a new manufacturer: Airbus Defense & Space. Our challenge is to have an EGNOS V3 in service around 2025, by which time a lot of development and long IVQ activities are scheduled”.
EGNOS, the acronym for “European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service”, has been active for ten years now.
Successful launch for microgravity research rocket
On Monday 22 May at 07:00, the MAPHEUS-13 rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna. The launch as well as the four experiments on board could be carried out as planned.
Space sunflowers on Earth
As the societal dependence on Space continues to grow, so does the interest in exploring it – especially among younger generations. In order to bridge the gap between academia and industry and to get the younger generation interested in Space,[...]
SSC, OneWeb and Northwestel partner on 10-year deal
SSC has signed a 10-year contract with the low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb to build and manage its Satellite Network Portal (SNP) in Yellowknife, NW, Canada. This new SNP will deliver increased bandwidth, performance and resiliency to all[...]
SSC awarded 2.26M€ for NODES
SSC has been awarded a 2.26M€ contract by the European Space Agency (ESA), with the support of the Swedish National Space Agency, under its ARTES Scylight programme for the second phase of the optical communication project NODES. This contract will[...]
Linda Lyckman awarded the Ulla Teige diploma
Linda Lyckman, Senior Vice President Business and Technology Innovation at SSC, is awarded the Ulla Teige diploma as this year’s female role model in aerospace technology for her inspiring work in space.
Introducing SSC Space Italy
Swedish Space Corporation has established SSC Space Italy, a new subsidiary targeted at the growing Italian space market. It is a significant milestone for the SSC Group, which strengthens the company’s presence in Europe and reinforces its reputation as a[...]
Charlotta Sund appointed new CEO of SSC
The Board of Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has appointed Charlotta Sund as the new President and CEO of the SSC Group. She will take office during the autumn of 2023, and succeeds the current CEO Stefan Gardefjord who retires after[...]
Research rocket landed in Norway – now back at Esrange
April 24, at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center. The rocket took a slightly longer and more westerly trajectory than expected and landed after completed flight 15 kilometers into Norway. The payload[...]
Science rocket landed in Norway
Monday morning at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center in Sweden. The rocket took a slightly longer and more westerly trajectory than calculated and landed after a completed flight 15 kilometers into[...]
New altitude record for student-built hybrid rocket
At 11:05 CEST on April 18th the first rocket of two in the STERN – HyEnD N2ORTH campaign was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center. The rocket reached an altitude of 64 km which is a new record for student-built[...]