WE HELP EARTH BENEFIT FROM SPACE
The activities of SSC cover many business areas and are built on decades of experience. Since the 1960s, SSC has contributed to the development of space technologies. Today we are offering our customers cutting-edge competence and technology within a variety of segments in space
SCIENCE & LAUNCH
& ENGINEERING SERVICES
SATELLITE GROUND NETWORK SERVICES
SSC provides a complete portfolio of ground segment services for a wide variety of missions. As owner and operator of the world's largest network of multi-mission ground stations, we offer unequaled Earth coverage in any orbit.
Global connectivity for reliable lunar missions
We provide lunar services to LRO, NASA, ISRO, SpaceIL, and all they way back to the Apollo program. With more than twenty lunar missions we are proud to say we have a lunar service with the highest quality, using a global optimized ground network of SSC stations and partner stations. Our network ensures reliable operations of your lunar vehicle.
Launch Support Services
SSC routinely manages more than 20 LEOP* missions each year. These critical operations include Launcher Tracking, Geostationary Transfer Orbit Service (GEO-TOS), Lunar excursion and Deep Space escape orbits, as well as Low Earth Orbiting missions for many applications.
SSC not only supports spacecraft launch operations, but also services the launch vehicle as well, and sometimes both simultaneously. SSC possesses unique heritage and experience in this mission-critical domain.
*) Launch and early orbit phase
World's largest multi-mission ground station network
SSC provides highly reliable and cost-effective automated services for on-orbit missions from an unparalleled network of worldwide locations. SSC's global network of ground stations is specifically designed to provide comprehensive telecom-graded communications and ground support to Earth-orbiting satellites. SSC rupports more than 73,000 passes per year producing more than 3,100,000 pass minutes.
Strategically selected locations
We provide hosting of customer-owned and customer-operated assets at our exceptional ground station locations.
Teleport & Media Services
Services for network operators and media outlets
SSC provides permanent and occasional teleport and media services that are independent of platforms, operators and other providers.
A range of highly flexible services optimized for communication with constellations of small satellites in low Earth orbits
The new generation of small satellites and large constellations requires increased flexibility and exceptional availability coupled with cost-efficient operations. SSC Infinity meets these needs by leveraging technology to provide reliable, accessible and automated ground network services
Full mission management services
We have 30 years' experience of comprehensive mission control services. Today, we have both prime and backup operations for geostationary and polar satellites. The services are performed from our Mission Control Center at Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden. Our operators have extensive experience in operating various platforms and can quickly address changing operational needs.
Data Handling and Processing
Well established services and experienced personnel
SSC provides well established, highly reliable and cost-effective solutions for data handling and processing services for different customer needs. SSC operates in a flexible multi-mission environment well suited to implement new missions and activities. SSC’s multi-mission services are operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including the provisioning of high-speed terrestrial communications to the customer-specified location.
Consulting and Mission Engineering
Exceptional people developing excellent solutions
As a complement to our global ground station network, SSC provides customers with ground systems consulting and mission engineering services to support a wide range of missions and applications.
With specific expertise in mission development, especially related to ground segment systems, our staff works closely with the satellite owner and developer to ensure cost-effective ground operations throughout the mission life-cycle.
SCIENCE & LAUNCH SERVICES
We design sounding rocket vehicles, stratospheric balloon systems, and payloads. From our excellent launching facilities, SSC has launched more than 560 sounding rockets and provided services to scientists and space organizations worldwide.
SSC provides customers with suborbital sounding rocket programmes and single launches including microgravity research rockets, educational rockets, scientific sounding rockets, and technology test rockets.
SSC’s complete range of balloon services includes payload design and manufacturing, service systems, balloon systems, launch services, flight operations and recovery. We offer complete missions of atmospheric research, astronomy or any other scientific missions as well as technical tests of re-entry capsules and unmanned vehicles.
A testbed for the development of in-demand technologies, which includes reusable launch technology for small and large rockets, more environmentally friendly engines, test flights, and satellite technology. It will also be possible to use the facility to demonstrate new components for space applications.
SSC provides tests and operations of autonomous flying systems at Esrange Space Center. The vast uninhabited land area, coupled with one of Europe's largest restricted airspaces makes it an ideal place for UAS and drone flights.
SSC provides possibilities to place ground instruments on several locations globally at sites with electricity and fiber connections, with the KEOPS site at Esrange Space Center as a natural hub.
At Esrange a number of scientific ground instruments owned by SSC are also providing data to the scientific community continuously through the EGiS database.
Payloads & Systems
SSC develops payloads and support systems for integration in several platforms, including balloons, sounding rockets, parabolic flight and similar flight systems. Our expertise is based on decades of experienced gained from more than 50 larger payloads. SSC can assist you in developing a custom payload ranging from advisory assistance up to complete system development, including testing and verification.
SSC offers the best engineering solutions for your scientific needs. We have been working with scientists from institutions all over the world in many scientific fields for decades, providing experience-based solutions for the scientific needs. We understand the challenges of designing an instrument that provides the right conditions for your science. With more than 40 years of experience in microgravity and atmospheric research, we know how to assist you professionally.
Test & Validation
Test and validation is the core of having a successful mission. SSC is validating all systems flying in any of our platforms, following well-established procedures to test and fulfill all requirements. Our heritage of successful missions has given us a competitive experience-based service for any test and validation in our field.
SSC provides software development for both flight systems and ground support systems. Our flight systems are fully real-time based and providing experiment control during flight. We can assist you in developing software for any mission control. Our existing framework of flight software is a library of flight-proven code, configurable for literally any sensing and control.
We also offer full ground support software for handling communication and experiment control, as well as controlling any ground support equipment.
Small Satellite Launches
SSC develops the SmallSat Express, which from 2021 will launch satellites up to 150 kg from ESRANGE to a sun-synchronous LEO orbit.
SPACECRAFT OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
We provide engineering, operations and consultancy services to the international space market and support all project phases, from designing and testing through to launch and operations. Based on more than 25 years of experience, we can offer a wide range of services.
Engineering and operations services
We cover the full mission range. Our expertise includes satellite operations and engineering, ground segment operations and engineering, space engineering and scientific services, simulations and training.
Photo: Spacecraft Operations Engineer in ESOC's Main Control Room. Credits: ESA/Mai
Systems engineering and software solutions
We deliver services for the ground segment, including project management, system engineering, software development and system test, integration and validation. We can supply a wide range of customized operational tools. Our SLE-based suite of software solutions and APIs are deployed in ground stations and control centers worldwide. We have expertise in monitoring and control systems, flight dynamics systems, scheduling software and automation.
Photo: The Malargue ESA ESTRACK Ground Station. Credits: A. Miedan
Consultancy and training
We provide independent consultancy for all mission phases, such as support during the procurement process, mission analysis, monitoring of industrial contracts, management support or delivery of tailored training programs.
Photo: Mission control team training at ESOC. Credits: ESA/Shlyaev
Can't find what you are looking for?
At SSC we work in a business where agility and fast adaptation goes side by side with reliability, fail-safe and experience-based services. In our staff, we have highly skilled engineers working in various fields in the space business, and we are always ready to study your case and provide recommendations how to support your mission, project or goal.
Don't hesitate to contact us for further information.