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.


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October 18, 2021
Sounding rocket illustration with aurora


Every year the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launches a MAPHEUS research rocket with a payload developed and supervised by the […]


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    BEXUS 30/31

    The Bexus 30/31 balloon launch campaign takes place between 24th of September and 4th of October 2021. Distributed on the […]
  • CNES 2021

    A total of four flights were operated on the Esrange by CNES during August, starting on 13 August. On board […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange

    HEMERA ZPB2021

    HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020. Horizon Europe is the EU’s key […]
  • Rocket


    The objective of the BOLT (Boundary Layer Transition) project is to experimentally investigate the hypersonic boundary layer transition mechanisms from […]
  • MAPHEUS 11

    The MAPHEUS 11 campaign consists of a two stage vehicle configuration with three German experiments onboard.

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