ROCKET & BALLOON ACTIVITIES
SSC’s launch facility, Esrange Space Center, is located about 40 km east of Kiruna. Here you can find rocket launchers for various types of sounding rockets, a balloon launch pad with the size of 40 football fields, a restaurant and a hotel for the scientists and technicians who come here from all over the world. Launches can also take place elsewhere depending on the scientific mission requirements.
Years of experience
Upcoming & Ongoing
BEXUS 30/31The Bexus 30/31 balloon launch campaign takes place between 24th of September and 4th of October 2021. Distributed on the […]
CNES 2021A total of four flights were operated on the Esrange by CNES during August, starting on 13 August. On board […]
HEMERA ZPB2021HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020. Horizon Europe is the EU’s key […]
BOLTThe objective of the BOLT (Boundary Layer Transition) project is to experimentally investigate the hypersonic boundary layer transition mechanisms from […]
MAPHEUS 11The MAPHEUS 11 campaign consists of a two stage vehicle configuration with three German experiments onboard.