ROCKET & BALLOON ACTIVITIES

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.

47+

Years of experience


574

Rockets Launched


649

Balloons Launched


118

Payloads Delivered


Upcoming & Ongoing

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  • Balloon launch Esrange

    HEMERA

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

    STERN II LEONIS II

    II LEONIS II is a student campaign of the Institute of Space Systems (IRAS) of the Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina zu […]
  • Balloon

    Unique balloon mission at Esrange

    Mini Booster is a balloon campaign aimed to measure infrasound in the atmosphere.
  • 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 […]
  • SPIDER-2

    SPIDER 2

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

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