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Swedish Space Corporation to launch satellites from Esrange Space Center

By GeoConnexion - 14th January 2021 - 11:46

The Swedish government announced a decision to establish capability to launch small satellites from Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden. The announcement is the third step in an extensive modernization of the infrastructure at Esrange to meet the growing demand of testing and launching capability in the space sector and was made by the Swedish Space Minister Matilda Ernkrans during the inauguration of a new testbed facility for next generation rocket technology at Esrange. Esrange Space center is already one of the most active and versatile launch sites in the world and the latest decision allows SSC to proceed with its goal to be able to launch small satellites into orbit by 2022. This announcement follows the overall ambition defined in the Swedish space strategy decided upon in 2018.

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