Space and security in focus at annual “Almedalen week”

June 28, 2024
Space and security in focus at annual “Almedalen week”

Each year, representatives from Swedish politics, academia and a variety of companies and organizations gather on the island of Gotland to meet, talk, debate – and listen. The “Almedalen Week” or “Almedalsveckan” is to many considered the most important forum for Swedish politics and policy, and as such a valuable arena for SSC. This year, it offered a chance to talk about the importance of space – in society as a whole, as well as different defence and security aspects. 

Karin Holmqvist, Head of Strategy, and Peter Millar, VP of Defense and Security affairs, represented SSC at Almedalsveckan and participated in panels and roundtable discussions relating to space, security and defense.

The topics varied: One panel focused on the importance of space and how commercial capabilities can also strengthen defense and national security. The second discussed the space industry’s need for rare metals and materials in the light of today’s geopolitical situation, and the last panel offered a fruitful discussion on the future developments of space technology and the regional space community in Northern Sweden (Norrbotten). In addition, a roundtable discussion focused on the importance of satellite communications in relation to defense, also as an enabler of multi-domain operations.

For SSC, the Almedalen Week offered a chance to meet peers and colleagues from all parts of the private and public sector, and they both experienced a sense of unity in facing common challenges:

“It became clear to me that we share the ambition and willpower to work together in trying to solve the problems and challenges we face. We are all united – Industry, academia, authorities and politics – in building a resilient and competitive Swedish space capability. In addition, I believe there was a shared realization that Sweden needs to speed things up – we have no time to lose,” says Karin Holmqvist. “To SSC this means that we must continue to evolve our abilities to better serve our customers – and make sure that we continue our mission to help Earth benefit from Space.

Two of the main discussions:

SSC’s Karin Holmqvist, second from the right, at the panel discussion “How do we build a long-term and resilient space capability for the benefit of total defense” (Credit: SOFF)

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09:03 March 4, 2022

SSC joins the Digital IF Interoperability (DIFI) consortium, an independent space industry group, to work towards interoperability in satellite ground ...

Esrange to new offices in Kiruna city center

11:03 March 22, 2022

Parts of our operations at Esrange Space Center will move to Kiruna city center in 2023. The new offices will ...

First light for SSC’s satellite tracking ground station

13:03 March 22, 2022

In collaboration with Baader Planetarium, Planewave and Andor, SSC has been developing a ground station for satellite tracking over the past 1,5 ...

Anna Kinberg Batra nominated new Chairman

09:03 March 23, 2022

PRESS RELEASE In conjunction with convening an Annual General Meeting, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) announces that Anna Kinberg Batra has ...

Call for General Annual Meeting

03:03 March 28, 2022

SSC’s Annual General Meeting 2022 will be held on Tuesday 26 April at the head office in Solna, Sweden.   ...

SSC introduces SSC CONNECT®

14:04 April 6, 2022

PRESS RELEASE In the past few years, Swedish Space Corporation has made some quick developments within its ground segment activities. ...

Half a century in Space – now gazing into the future

07:04 April 20, 2022

Together with NASA, through the Artemis program, SSC is going back to the Moon with plans to explore more of ...

SSC’s longtime employee awarded the Thulin medal

13:05 May 17, 2022

SSC’s longtime employee Stig-Ove Silverlind, based at Esrange, has been awarded the Thulin Medal in silver. With his long experience ...

Exploring the Moon – aiming for the Universe

09:06 June 8, 2022

After fifty years, mankind is going back to the Moon, and this time for a longer stay. Exploring the Moon ...

Satellite data for reduced emission footprint

11:06 June 29, 2022

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and the Swedish mining and metals company Boliden enter into a partnership to track and reduce ...

New Presidents of Satellite Management and Engineering Services

09:07 July 4, 2022

SSC has appointed two new Presidents of divisions to be part of the company’s executive committee....

XL-Calibur reached the sky: “The most beautiful launch”

09:07 July 13, 2022

Another successful launch of a giant balloon has taken place at Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna in northern Sweden....

Third and final HEMERA balloon launched

11:09 September 14, 2022

Early morning at 3:20 CET, on 7 September, this year’s third and final balloon within the HEMERA program was launched ...

SSC awarded 1.1M€ contract by ESA for optical ground network

15:09 September 15, 2022

SSC has been awarded a 1.1M€ contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) Scylight program to support the development of ...

Pascal Daniel Muyovu

14:09 September 17, 2022

Pascal Daniel Muyovu is a Spacecraft Operations Engineer supporting our customer European Space Agency – ESA with groundbreaking, exciting missions....

SSC to develop the most advanced ground network for Lunar missions

16:09 September 19, 2022

As humankind is returning to the Moon, the global demand for lunar missions is expanding at a rapid pace. To ...

SSC signs 10-year partnership agreement with CNES

15:09 September 22, 2022

SSC has signed a contract with French government space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) for an extension of partnership ...

New digital look for sscspace.com

13:09 September 26, 2022

Our company is growing and renewing. We are continuously looking ahead. Thus, we also want to renew how we look. ...

Innovating life on Earth – through space technology

10:10 October 3, 2022

Space business is booming all over the world. And it’s not just out of curiosity or the vanity of billionaires. ...

A beautiful launch of a beautiful rocket

16:10 October 4, 2022

The shiny thulite red TEXUS-57 was launched from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna, on Saturday morning....

The Swedish Astronomical Youth Association to measure cosmic radiation onboard SSC rocket

13:10 October 5, 2022

Space is becoming increasingly important for our societies and the interest for this industry keeps growing, not least among the ...

FREJA satellite left the Earth 30 years ago

13:10 October 6, 2022

FREJA was Sweden’s second research satellite and was launched on 6 October, 1992. SSC designed the satellite as the prime ...

David Hagsved

11:10 October 11, 2022

David Hagsved, Project Manager, believes he made the right decision in choosing both workplace and living in the north....

Mission possible – Staying on the Moon

10:10 October 13, 2022

Humankind is going back to the Moon, but this time it’s not just for a stroll. The updated mission is ...

New optical station – for a more sustainable use of near-Earth space

15:10 October 17, 2022

Our new optical SSA (Space Situational Awareness) station is now up and running at our Western Australia Space Center (WASC)....

SSC to support ESA’s next Earth Explorer mission

15:10 October 19, 2022

SSC has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) for data reception support of the Biomass satellite scheduled ...

MAPHEUS-12 took off according to the plan

16:10 October 26, 2022

MAPHEUS, a recurring campaign at Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna, has launched its 12th rocket....

Diabetes research in Space

19:10 October 26, 2022

How can humankind benefit from space research? Well, the applications are almost unlimited. One example, an experiment onboard SSC’s SubOrbital ...

SSC introduces new solar park in Chile

15:10 October 31, 2022

SSC’s long-term goal of zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040 includes several major investments. The most recent is 624 new ...

SSC supports the Swedish smallsat MATS

15:11 November 3, 2022

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) will support the Swedish research satellite MATS through LEOP and routine TT&C from its ground stations ...

More student experiments launched from Esrange

15:11 November 8, 2022

There is an intensive autumn for the rocket and balloon team at Esrange Space Center, Kiruna, Sweden. The last campaign ...

Twelve experiments to Space from Sweden

16:11 November 20, 2022

On Wednesday, 23 November, the launch window opens for one of the year’s most anticipated rocket launches at Esrange Space ...

An important step for responsible utilization of Space

14:11 November 22, 2022

SSC signed the ESA Statement for a Responsible Space Sector together with main actors of the rapidly growing European space ...

SubOrbital Express 3 launched from Esrange

10:11 November 23, 2022

This morning, Wednesday 23 November 09:23 AM local time, SubOrbital Express 3 was launched to an altitude of 260 kilometers ...

SSC at India top level seminar on space sustainability

10:11 November 24, 2022

Invited by the Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden, SSC participated in a Sweden – India top-level collaborative seminar last week on ...

SSC supports the ARTEMIS I mission

17:11 November 24, 2022

The whole world watched as the Artemis I mission successfully launched on 16 November. Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is proud ...

Debris and congestion – a future challenge in Space

16:12 December 13, 2022

Orbiting the Earth at high speed, a growing number of satellites and more than 130 million pieces of debris constitute ...

Season’s Greetings

11:12 December 20, 2022

Watch our film to get some highlights from our events and operations over the past year....

Inauguration of Mainland Europe’s first satellite launch complex

14:12 December 22, 2022

Inauguration by H.M the King of Sweden, the Swedish Prime Minister and the President of the EU Commission in January ...

14 years of observing the boundary of our Solar System

11:01 January 3, 2023

A belated happy birthday to the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, IBEX. On October 19, this NASA mission celebrated its 14-year anniversary. ...

Watch Spaceport Esrange inauguration live

09:01 January 11, 2023

Watch inauguration of Mainland Europe’s first satellite launch complex live on Friday, 13 January from 10.15 am (CET)....

Mainland EU’s first orbital launch site inaugurated

15:01 January 13, 2023

After years of preparation and construction, mainland EU’s first orbital launch complex, Spaceport Esrange, was officially inaugurated today by the ...

The world watched the inauguration of Spaceport Esrange

13:01 January 17, 2023

On Friday 13th 2023, SSC inaugurated mainland EU’s first orbital launch site: Spaceport Esrange. Before the eyes of the whole ...

Insights about dust grains after flight with SubOrbital Express

11:01 January 27, 2023

The results might help scientists make nanoparticles with useful applications in more efficient and eco-friendly ways, for example within areas ...

Ida Larsson

11:02 February 9, 2023

Ida Larsson works in the Orbital Launch and Rocket Test team, developing and building the new Spaceport Esrange....

50 years of space excellence – and many more to come

09:02 February 27, 2023

For more than 50 years, SSC has been an essential part of the global space community. The merit list is ...

A week of space conferences

17:03 March 1, 2023

On March 5-8th, this year’s issue of Sweden’s biggest space conference Rymdforum will be held in Kiruna. SSC will be ...

On a mission to create colorful clouds for aurora studies

09:03 March 9, 2023

SSC and a group of auroral scientists from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) will launch a sounding rocket ...

SSC guest in Swedish podcast Innovationslandet

14:03 March 17, 2023

The other day, our Head of Innovation Linda Lyckman was interviewed by the popular Swedish podcaster Emma Frans about the ...

Future space engineers in action

17:03 March 21, 2023

This weekend the Swedish qualification for ESA’s CanSat competition took place at the National Museum of Science and Technology in ...

Aurora rocket BROR launched from Esrange

19:03 March 23, 2023

At 7.23 pm (CET) on 23 March, the sounding rocket BROR was launched from Esrange Space Center to an altitude ...

REXUS 29 and 30 to be launched from Esrange

17:03 March 27, 2023

On 29 March, a first attempt will be made to launch REXUS 30 from Esrange Space Center. Shortly thereafter the ...

Call for General Annual Meeting

00:03 March 30, 2023

SSC’s Annual General Meeting 2023 will be held on Friday, 28 April at the head office in Solna, Sweden....

REXUS 29/30 completed – second rocket launched from Esrange

09:04 April 4, 2023

At 6:20 am (CET) the sounding rocket REXUS 29 was launched from Esrange Space Center, the second and final rocket ...

SSC invests to become an industry leader in sustainable space activities

09:04 April 19, 2023

SSC is increasing its contribution to a sustainable social development through a number of initiatives. Among the initiatives is the ...

New altitude record for student-built hybrid rocket

13:04 April 20, 2023

At 11:05 CEST on April 18th the first rocket of two in the STERN – HyEnD N2ORTH campaign was successfully ...

Science rocket landed in Norway

11:04 April 24, 2023

Monday morning at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center in Sweden. The ...

Research rocket landed in Norway – now back at Esrange

19:04 April 25, 2023

April 24, at 7:20 am local time, a microgravity research rocket was launched from Esrange Space Center. The rocket took ...

Charlotta Sund appointed new CEO of SSC

09:05 May 4, 2023

The Board of Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has appointed Charlotta Sund as the new President and CEO of the SSC ...

Introducing SSC Space Italy

14:05 May 10, 2023

Swedish Space Corporation has established SSC Space Italy, a new subsidiary targeted at the growing Italian space market. It is ...

Linda Lyckman awarded the Ulla Teige diploma

16:05 May 12, 2023

Linda Lyckman, Senior Vice President Business and Technology Innovation at SSC, is awarded the Ulla Teige diploma as this year’s female ...

SSC awarded 2.26M€ for NODES

09:05 May 15, 2023

SSC has been awarded a 2.26M€ contract by the European Space Agency (ESA), with the support of the Swedish National ...

SSC, OneWeb and Northwestel partner on 10-year deal

20:05 May 16, 2023

SSC has signed a 10-year contract with the low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb to build and manage its ...

Space sunflowers on Earth

09:05 May 23, 2023

As the societal dependence on Space continues to grow, so does the interest in exploring it – especially among younger ...

Successful launch for microgravity research rocket

12:05 May 23, 2023

On Monday 22 May at 07:00, the MAPHEUS-13 rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center outside Kiruna. The ...

SSC at the TTC summit in Luleå

18:06 June 1, 2023

This week, the EU-US summit Trade and Technology Council (TTC) is being held in Luleå. As one of the important ...

First ever in Europe hot-fire test by RFA

16:06 June 2, 2023

For the first time in Europe, and second time worldwide, a privately developed staged combustion upper stage has been successfully ...

SSC to support OHB Heinrich Hertz mission

18:06 June 13, 2023

SSC has been contracted by OHB System AG to provide TT&C, LEOP and Emergency S-Band support for Germany’s new communications ...

SSC to collaborate with Colombia in Space

09:06 June 15, 2023

SSC and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Government ...

Simon Westerlund

14:06 June 15, 2023

Simon chose to move a long way for a job at Esrange and a life in Kiruna....

SSC at the Almedalen political week in Visby

14:06 June 20, 2023

Space is becoming increasingly important for a sustainable and secure social development on Earth. Meanwhile, Sweden’s role within the global ...

Bon Voyage Marcus Wandt!

10:06 June 22, 2023

It was recently announced that Marcus Wandt will be Sweden’s new astronaut. SSC is one of the co-financiers behind the ...

Successful discussions at Almedalen Political Week

10:07 July 5, 2023

.Security, defense and regional development are topics that engage a large proportion of society today. They are also areas where ...

SSC expands its Lunar Ground Network with VIRATEC partnership

12:07 July 13, 2023

SSC has signed a partnership agreement with Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (VUAS) and VIRATEC based in Latvia, adding the ...

Steve Spittle

14:08 August 23, 2023

Interview with Steve Spittle, who works for SSC’s data analytics company, Global Trust....

SSC to demonstrate Phased Array Ground Systems for NASA

15:09 September 22, 2023

SSC has been awarded a capability study contract from NASA to demonstrate Phased Array Ground Systems....

BEXUS 32 and 33 launched with great success

09:09 September 26, 2023

Both BEXUS 32 and 33 were successfully launched from Esrange Space Center, despite very challenging weather with 38 cm of ...

Spaceport Esrange highlighted by The Guardian and YLE

16:09 September 29, 2023

As the orbital launch site of Esrange Space Center, called Spaceport Esrange, get closer to its first satellite launch, there ...

SSC supports ESA satellite observing vegetation growth

09:10 October 9, 2023

SSC is supporting ESA’s Proba-V Companion CubeSat (PVCC) satellite that was successfully launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana ...

SSC supports the launch of Thailand’s EO satellite THEOS-2

13:10 October 9, 2023

SSC is supporting the launch of Thailand’s high-resolution Earth Observation optical satellite THEOS-2, that was successfully launched from Kourou, French ...

Successful launch of the HIFLIER rocket

22:10 October 12, 2023

On Tuesday the 10th of October at 10.00 CEST the HIFLIER rocket was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center....

Maria Snäll

16:11 November 6, 2023

Maria Snäll, Project Manager for Rocket and Balloon missions at Esrange Space Center....

SSC opens new office in Kiruna city center

16:11 November 9, 2023

Esrange Space Center, located 45 kilometers outside Kiruna, now has a sister office in the city center. Today, SSC inaugurated ...

Martin Lindecrantz new CHRO of SSC

23:11 November 9, 2023

SSC has appointed Martin Lindecrantz as the new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the SSC Group. He will take ...

The XRISM mission – SSC supporting NASA in Unveiling Cosmic Mysteries

10:11 November 21, 2023

On September 6, 2023, the XRISM spacecraft was successfully launched onboard a H-IIA vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center in ...

Robert Burning appointed new CFO of SSC

14:11 November 24, 2023

SSC has appointed Robert Burning as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the SSC Group. He will take office ...

SSC hosted Executive Roundtable in Washington DC

08:12 December 1, 2023

On Wednesday, 29 November, SSC hosted an Executive Roundtable event at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC, U.S. The theme, ...

The universe’s coldest particles are produced on a rocket from Esrange

16:12 December 5, 2023

Ever heard of Einstein’s theory of relativity? At 08:30 LT on December 2, 2023, the MAIUS-2 rocket was launched from ...

SSC signs contract with Ovzon for strengthened SatCom offering

14:12 December 14, 2023

SSC has signed a contract with the leading Swedish satellite communications company Ovzon regarding the company’s SatCom-as-a-Service and mobile satellite ...

Microgravity documentary on Amazon Prime

09:12 December 18, 2023

What happens during a suborbital rocket campaign? This captivating documentary takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey to Esrange Space ...

Skylark Tower and new multi-purpose facility inaugurated

13:12 December 20, 2023

The Skylark Tower at Esrange Space Center, which was severly damaged by the fire in 2021, has been rebuilt....

SSC part of IGEday 2024

15:01 January 10, 2024

We are thrilled to be a part of IGEday 2024, hosted by the Womengineer Foundation....

Lift-off for Marcus Wandt

09:01 January 17, 2024

Today, 17 January, Marcus Wandt will be launched to Space. SSC has sponsored his journey to becoming an astronaut....

Stem cells research to Space

10:01 January 23, 2024

Swedish astronaut Marcus Wandt has brought several experiments to ISS, one which has previously flewn on suborbital rockets from Esrange ...

Andreas Nordin takes seat in SSC management as CIO

10:02 February 1, 2024

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) expands its executive management team with the company’s Chief Information Officer, Andreas Nordin....

Podcasts on sustainability and technology development

10:02 February 5, 2024

Want to know more about our work with sustainability, innovation and satellite technology?...

SSC and India’s historic lunar landing

15:02 February 12, 2024

In August 2023, India made history with the Chandrayaan-3 mission when it became the first ever spacecraft to successfully land ...

First launch from new launch complex

13:02 February 13, 2024

Suborbital rocket type DART, the first to be launched from the new Launch Complex 3, LC-3 at Esrange....

SSC at LARM job fair

14:02 February 13, 2024

Inviting students to know more about SSC and our career opportunities....

SSC welcomed Marcus Wandt home to Sweden

14:02 February 18, 2024

Today, after 18 days aboard the International Space Station ISS, Sweden’s third astronaut Marcus Wandt returned to Sweden and Stockholm. ...

Space research towards efficient solar cells

14:02 February 19, 2024

At 15:42 on the 15th of February 2024 the TEXUS 59 rocket was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center. Onboard ...

SSC and LTU strengthen space partnership

18:02 February 26, 2024

SSC and Luleå University of Technology have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further strengthen the synergies between the local ...

MAPHEUS-14 first rocket from Esrange using new Red Kite motor

16:02 February 27, 2024

On the 27th of February at 07.27 UTC the MAPHEUS 14 sounding rocket was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center ...

SSC and Dhruva Space to expand ground network synergies

18:03 March 5, 2024

SSC and Dhruva Space announce the ambition to further expanding their synergies within the satellite ground station networks domain. By ...

More women in engineering – a key to success

09:03 March 8, 2024

The space industry is growing rapidly and the importance of Space in our daily lives has never been greater. We ...

Bringing the Moon closer to Earth

14:03 March 19, 2024

SSC, VIRATEC and VUAS have signed a strategic long-term agreement for supporting lunar missions provided through SSC Connect Lunar services. ...

SSC welcomed astronaut Marcus Wandt

08:03 March 22, 2024

Following a presentation at the Swedish parliament, Sweden’s third astronaut Marcus Wandt was invited to a roundtable discussion hosted by ...

IGE Day – from informing to inspiring

08:03 March 25, 2024

We had the pleasure of hosting 20 students at our office in Solna on Friday, 22 March, giving them a ...

TEXUS 60 successfully launched

13:03 March 25, 2024

The TEXUS 60 rocket was successfully launched from Esrange Space Center on Sunday March 24, 2024. Onboard were three very ...

Call for General Annual Meeting 2024

00:03 March 27, 2024

SSC’s Annual General Meeting 2024 will be held on Thursday, 25 April at the head office in Solna, Sweden....

Space is important for the Arctics

11:03 March 27, 2024

SSC had the pleasure to host 70 parliamentarians from the EU Parliament and the Arctic countries as a part of ...

Armelle Frenea-Schmidt

09:04 April 4, 2024

Armelle Frenea-Schmidt, Business Development Director at SSC, moved from France to Kiruna in Sweden....

SSC and Perigee to launch satellites from Esrange

09:05 May 7, 2024

SSC and South Korean rocket company Perigee Aerospace Inc. have signed a collaborative agreement to launch satellites jointly from Esrange ...

SSC and human spaceflight

11:05 May 14, 2024

Check out this SSC patch floating in the international space station’s cupola. Did you know that we have supported manned ...

Esrange and SSC noted as key in Swedish space diplomacy

15:05 May 17, 2024

During a visit to Texas, USA, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström noted the importance of Esrange Space Center’s ...

SSC Annual and Sustainability report 2023

10:05 May 20, 2024

The SSC Annual and Sustainability report, released earlier in Swedish, is now available in English....

Elina Arvidsson

09:05 May 23, 2024

Elina Arvidsson, Mission Manager in the Orbital Launch and Rocket Test (OLRT) team at Esrange Space Center, is closing in ...

Historic giant balloon to be launched from Esrange

14:05 May 23, 2024

Starting at the end of May, a real balloon bonanza begins at the Esrange Space Center. A total of eight ...

Great interest in Esrange activities at ESA PAC Symposium

10:05 May 27, 2024

We have many activities ongoing at Esrange Space Center. A lot of these were presented and discussed at the 26th ...

SSC hires an Environmental manager at Esrange

11:05 May 31, 2024

The appointment of the role of environmental manager is part of the company’s sustainability work. The position will belong to ...

40 years at SSC – in the name of space

08:06 June 5, 2024

What makes someone stay at the same workplace for their entire working life? Gunnar and Kenneth recently celebrated 40 years ...

Swedish-South Korean partnership take satellites to Space from Europe

12:06 June 5, 2024

Today, only around ten countries have the capability to launch satellites into space. When SSC inaugurated our our orbital launch ...

Ravit Sachasiri

10:06 June 6, 2024

Ravit Sachasiri is our Business Development Director for the Asia Pacific Region. He was born in Bangkok and spent almost ...

Rikard Siljeströmer

13:06 June 11, 2024

Meet Rikard Siljeströmer, who works with safety at Esrange Space Center and enjoys the many opportunities the area offers....

Iulian Hodivoianu

09:06 June 13, 2024

Meet Iulian Hodivoianu, Talent Acquisition Specialist....

Ulrika Unell appointed new Head of Orbital Launch & Rocket Test

09:06 June 20, 2024

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has appointed Ulrika Unell as the new Head of Orbital Launch & Rocket Test division. She ...

CNES’s first transatlantic balloon voyage starts at Esrange

15:06 June 23, 2024

At 20:57 local time on the 22nd of June, the TRANSAT ballon from CNES was successfully launched from Esrange, outside ...

SSC to support ispace-U.S. M3 lunar mission

09:06 June 25, 2024

SSC has signed a collaboration agreement with the U.S. lunar exploration company ispace technologies U.S., Inc. (ispace-U.S.), to support their ...

SSC focuses resources – discontinuing subsidiary GlobalTrust

15:06 June 26, 2024

SSC has decided to discontinue its investment in subsidiary GlobalTrust Ltd. to focus resources, optimize operations and strengthen SSC’s core ...

SSC and Firefly to launch satellites from Esrange

15:06 June 27, 2024

SSC and U.S. space transportation company Firefly Aerospace have signed a collaborative agreement to jointly launch satellites with Firefly’s Alpha ...

Space and security in focus at annual “Almedalen week”

16:06 June 28, 2024

This year’s Almedalen week offered a chance to talk about the importance of space – in society as a whole, ...

Optical technology revolutionizing space communications

13:07 July 1, 2024

We are building a new generation of ground stations. With optical technology, we take satellite communications to a whole new ...

NASA XL-Calibur balloon launched

06:07 July 9, 2024

At 05:04 local time on the 9th of July, the XL-Calibur ballon from NASA was successfully launched from Esrange Space ...

NASA SUNRISE-III balloon launched

02:07 July 10, 2024

At 06:22 local time on the 10th of July, the NASA balloon carrying the SUNRISE-III payload was successfully launched from ...

SSC and Firefly to launch satellites from Esrange Copy

13:07 July 13, 2024

SSC and U.S. space transportation company Firefly Aerospace have signed a collaborative agreement to jointly launch satellites with Firefly’s Alpha ...

Largest balloon ever launched from Esrange

13:07 July 13, 2024

Larger means higher – and today at 4.39 pm local time, the largest stratospheric balloon ever to be launched from ...

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