ROCKET & BALLOON ACTIVITIES

Completed rocket and balloon missions

  • Balloon launch Esrange
    HEMERA
    HEMERA is a balloon infrastructure project, funded by the European Commission within its programme Horizon2020.  In this programme, six zero […]
  • 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 […]
  • ATEK / MAPHEUS 8
    ATEK is a German sounding rocket mission financed by the DLR research and development program “Space Research and Technology”. The […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 25/26
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 23
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • 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 […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 21/22
    The REXUS/BEXUS program is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    MAXUS 9
    MAXUS IS EUROPE’S LARGEST SOUNDING ROCKET The MAXUS sounding rocket programme was funded by Airbus DS and SSC in 1990 […]
  • Rocket
    STERN 2016/1
    A programme for students with the aim to develop, build and launch their own rockets.The rockets should have a small […]
  • Rocket
    STERN 2016/2
    The Student Group HyEnD (Hybrid Engine Development) at the University of Stuttgart is participating with the Institute of Space Systems […]
  • New flight for PoGO+
    Maiden flight On July 12 in 2013 the PoGOLite balloon-borne telescope was launched from Esrange and flow to Norilsk in […]
  • Rocket
    ROTEX
    The research will be carried out using an unguided solid propellant twostaged rocket, Terrier Mk12 and Improved Orion. The Terrier […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 19/20
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realised under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    TEXUS 53
    The project The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behaviour […]
  • Rocket
    SmartFish
    General Information Launch site Kiruna area Launch date from October 19 Mass/kg >2 kg Balloon size Rubber balloon 200 – […]
  • Rocket
    STERN
    A program for students with the aim to develop, build and launch their own rockets.
  • Rocket
    LEEWAVES
    The research will be carried out as an additional module on the single stage S30 carrying the SPIDER payload in […]
  • Rocket
    O-STATES
    The research will be carried out using a two-stage rocket (S31 /Improved Orion). Two identical payloads will be launched in […]
  • Rocket
    SPIDER
    The research will be carried out using a single stage S30 in early winter 2016. The payload will be launched […]
  • Rocket
    MASER 13
    THE PROGRAMME MASER (MAterial Science Experiment Rocket) programme was started by SSC in 1985, initially in order to increase the […]
  • D-SEND#2 campaign 3
    JAXA is conducting research for the next generations of aircraft. Their goal is to design a silent supersonic transportation system […]
  • ERC Campaign
    The ERC campaign will require the release of drop-bodies (DTVs) from three separate balloons. The aim is to provide tests […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 17/18
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • SHADT
    The SHADT campaign is conducted with small balloons carrying the parachute test vehicles.
  • D-SEND#2 campaign 2
    JAXA is conducting research for the next generations of aircraft. Their goal is to design a silent supersonic transportation system […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 15/16
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    SERA 1
    SERA1 was successfully launched on May 7 at 13:00 UTC. The rocket reached an altitude of approximately 5 km and […]
  • Rocket
    CRYOFENIX
    The experiment will be carried out with a VSB 30 rocket in February 2015. Modification and installation of equipment in […]
  • Rocket
    TEXUS 51/52
    The project The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behavior […]
  • PoGOLite 2013
    PoGOLite was successfully launched on July 12 at 08:18 UTC. PoGOLite The light-weight Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGOLite) experiment is designed […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 13/14
    The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National […]
  • Rocket
    TEXUS 50/51
    The project The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behaviour […]
  • D-SEND#2 campaign 1
    JAXA is conducting research for the next generations of aircraft. Their goal is to design a silent supersonic transportation system […]
  • PoGOLite 2012
    PoGOLite The unfavorable weather conditions this summer has made it very difficult to launch large balloons. At the end of […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 11
    REXUS 11 launched 16 November 10.45 UTC (11.45 Swedish time) (launch at 03:03) The REXUS/BEXUS programme is realized under a […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 12
    EuroLaunch, a cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 10
    EuroLaunch, a cooperation between the Esrange Space Center of SSC and the Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) of DLR, is responsible […]
  • Rocket
    REXUS 9
    Half of the payload is reserved for German students, while the Swedish half has been made available to students from […]
  • Rocket
    TEXUS 49
    The project The TEXUS project is a sounding rocket program with the primary aim to investigate the properties and behaviour […]
  • D-SEND-1
    The second drop test was performed on May 16 at 05:35:12 UTC. The first drop body was dropped at an […]
  • Rocket
    MASER 12
    The first MASER rocket was launched in March 1987. It is a complete, cost-effective concept for short duration microgravity research […]
  • Rocket
    PHOCUS
    The rocket The PHOCUS rocket consists of 18 different instruments and has a total mass of 270 kg. The launch […]
  • PoGOLite
    PoGOLite mission loss investigation completed On July 6, 2011, the PoGOLite balloon was launched from Esrange Space Center. The balloon […]
  • Rocket
    TEXUS 48
    TEXUS 48 was successfully launched on November 27, 2011, at 09.10 UTC. Launch 2011-11-27 TEM 06-31 Behavioural observation and calcium […]

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Previously completed launches from Esrange Space Center

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