Testbed Esrange

Testing future European rocket technology

The state-of-the-art testbed at SSC’s Esrange Space Center gives you access to Europe’s first testing facility for reusable, sustainable and cost-effective rocket technology. We can also help you with test firing of solid and liquid rocket motors, trialing exploration vehicles and systems, and testing engines fueled by sustainable propellants. Testbed Esrange is your site for testing future European rocket technology.

Photo: Rocket Factory Augsburg

Test support services

The market for launching small satellites is expanding, and the demand for developed rocket technology is increasing. There is a need to test and develop reusable rockets, which until now has not been possible in Europe.

An upgrade and modernization of Esrange is currently ongoing. SSC has together with the Swedish government invested in a testbed for the development of in-demand technologies, which includes reusable launch technology for small and large rockets, more environmentally friendly engines, test flights, and satellite technology. It is also possible to use the facility to demonstrate new components for space applications.

Reusable rocket test

Service levels

SSC offers different service levels depending on your requirements

Testbed - horizontal

We can provide support services for

  • Engine and stage development and tests
  • Exploration vehicle and system tests
  • Reusability testing for launchers
  • Sounding rocket test launch
  • Customized installations
  • Consumables
  • Campaign operation services Project management, range, flight and ground safety, test launch and flight operations, recovery


Excellent rocket engine test facilities for your specific needs

Vertical Test Stand

We can provide facilities for

  • Test firing of solid and liquid rocket motors vertical or horizontal position
  • Reusable tests Reusable sounding rocket motors, first stages, thethered tests, jump-tests and controlled landings of reusable sounding rockets, boosters and first stage engines
  • Tests of exploration vehicles and systems
  • Ground facilities

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Henrik Pettersson

Henrik Pettersson

Executive Vice President of Business Development, Science Services

If you are interested in what our science and launch services can do for you, please send me a message or fill in the contact form.