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.

Upcoming & Ongoing

December 10, 2018
Maser 12 launch

MASER 14

MASER is a sounding rocket program for microgravity research developed and managed by SSC. MASER 14 rocket is scheduled to […]

Completed

  • BEXUS 26/27
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • NASA Summer 2006
    NASA summer campaign 2018
    NASA summer campaign 2018 at Esrange Space Center Long-duration balloon flights at northern latitudes
  • TEXUS 55 launch
    TEXUS 54/55
    The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behavior of materials, […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 23/24
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    SERA 3
    In order to achieve the 100 km suborbital flight goal, a new series of rockets are currently under development called […]

Launch Archive

Previously completed launches from Esrange Space Center

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