News Archive

November 23, 2018

New SSC ground station established in Thailand

On November 23rd, the inauguration of the new SSC multi-mission ground station took place in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the […]
October 22, 2018
BepiColombo launch

BepiColombo on its way to Mercury

BepiColombo blasted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 01:45 GMT on Saturday, […]
October 19, 2018
BEXUS balloon

Student balloons BEXUS 26/27 successfully launched and recovered

The second of the two student balloons, BEXUS 27, lifted off this morning at 06:42 UTC (08:42 local time) from […]
October 3, 2018
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MASER microgravity flight opportunities

World class flight ticket concept for your space mission! The announcement of flight opportunities on the MASER microgravity sounding rocket now […]
September 26, 2018
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Meet us at IAC 2018

Come and meet us at IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany, on 1-5 October.
August 21, 2018

ExoMars balloon-based drop test performed

In the frame of the ESA ExoMars project HADT, a balloon-based drop test was performed at Esrange in Sweden early […]
August 14, 2018
Balloon launch Esrange

HEMERA call for proposals

The first Call for Proposals concerning balloon flights in 2019 and 2020 is now open.
August 13, 2018

Galileo operations handover

July 25, 2018
OLIMPO balloon launch

OLIMPO balloon successfully launched from Svalbard

The Italian scientific balloon mission OLIMPO was successfully launched on July 14 at 07:07 UTC from Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
July 6, 2018
Esrange Space Center

Swedish Government has decided to invest in a Space Test Bed at Esrange

Sweden invests 80 million Swedish kronor in establishing a test bed for reusable rockets and spacecraft development at Esrange Space […]
June 28, 2018
Olimpo at Svalbard

Preparing launch of OLIMPO from Svalbard

SSC is now preparing for a long-duration circumpolar balloon flight from Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, 72.2 degrees north latitude.
June 19, 2018
Summer workers Esrange

Say hello to our 13 summer workers at Esrange

This year we strengthen our staff at Esrange Space Center with 13 young summer workers.