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 28, 2019
SPIDER launched into aurora


Spider 2 is a small payload for investigation of disturbances in electrojet by rockets. The mission will be carried out […]


  • TEXUS 55 launch

    TEXUS 56

    AROUND 6 MINUTES OF MICROGRAVITY The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange

    BEXUS 28/29

    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange


    HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020.  In this programme, six zero […]
  • Balloon launch Esrange

    HADT – High Altitude Drop Test

    ESA is planning to send a Martian lander to Mars in 2020. The lander is named ExoMars 2020.
  • MASER 14 launch

    MASER 14 – SubOrbital Express

    MASER is a sounding rocket program for microgravity research developed and managed by SSC. MASER 14 rocket was launched on […]

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