ESRANGE SPACE CENTER

 

Europe's Premiere Spaceport

Esrange is located in the very north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle (68°N, 21°E) and has access to a vast, unpopulated impact and recovery area.

The facility has been operational since 1966 and is presently used by the international scientific community for launching sounding rockets for microgravity and atmospheric research as well as high altitude balloons for astronomy, atmospheric research and drop tests of space and aerial vehicles.

Esrange also accommodates one of the world’s largest civilian satellite ground stations and acts as a hub in our satellite station network.

 

Esrange Satellite Station

Esrange Satellite Station is the world’s busiest civilian ground station for satellite management services. Since 1978, the station at Esrange plays an important role in a variety of satellite missions. Today we have around 140 daily contacts with satellites in different orbits. Esrange Satellite Station is an important node in SSC's global network of ground stations.

Sounding Rockets

SSC provides support for sounding rocket missions at the Esrange facility.

This includes providing complete solutions ranging from only using the site for launches with customer personnel, to the provision of flight tickets on one of the sounding rockets being launched by SSC. 

 
 

Stratospheric Balloons

SSC provides support for stratospheric balloon missions at the Esrange facility for users from all over the world.

From small sounding balloons carrying less than 1 kg instruments to large 100-meter diameter balloons capable of lifting 2000 kg to 40 km altitude, SSC can provide solutions for whatever needs you have in ballooning.

Autonomous systems

SSC provides support for autonomous system missions at the Esrange facility.

The support includes flight-testing new vehicles, sensor trials, and operator training.

By using its 6 600 km² restricted airspace - GND to UNL - Esrange provides one of the largest areas in Europe to fly UAS and drones.

 
 

Ground instruments

SSC provides support for scientific ground instruments at the Esrange facility.

A special observation site, KEOPS (Kiruna Esrange Optical Platform Site), located on a hill on the Esrange premises, is an ideal location to place scientific ground instruments. We also use several SSC-owned instruments at the facility.

 

Sounding Rockets

SSC provides support for sounding rocket missions at the Esrange facility.

This includes providing complete solutions ranging from only using the site for launches with customer personnel, to the provision of flight tickets on one of the sounding rockets being launched by SSC. 

 

Stratospheric Balloons

SSC provides support for stratospheric balloon missions at the Esrange facility for users from all over the world.

From small sounding balloons carrying less than 1 kg instruments to large 100-meter diameter balloons capable of lifting 2000 kg to 40 km altitude, SSC can provide solutions for whatever needs you have in ballooning.

 

Autonomous systems

SSC provides support for autonomous system missions at the Esrange facility.

The support includes flight-testing new vehicles, sensor trials, and operator training.

By using its 6 600 km² restricted airspace - GND to UNL - Esrange provides one of the largest areas in Europe to fly UAS and drones.

 

Ground instruments

SSC provides support for scientific ground instruments at the Esrange facility.

A special observation site, KEOPS (Kiruna Esrange Optical Platform Site), located on a hill on the Esrange premises, is an ideal location to place scientific ground instruments. We also use several SSC-owned instruments at the facility.

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