Innovation and Reliability
The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is a comprehensive space company covering the entire field, from the definition of innovative business concepts and space projects to the development, tests and operation of the systems.
SSC designs, develops and tests various types of space systems – satellites, sounding rockets, space subsystems and experiment equipment for research in microgravity. Thirty years’ experience of designing comprehensive space missions and delivering them in orbit, in close cooperation with the users, makes SSC unique as prime contractor in space technology. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries ECAPS and NanoSpace, SSC is also engaged in the development of environmentally friendly propulsion systems and micromechanical systems for space applications.
From its facility Esrange Space Center in Northern Sweden, SSC launches sounding rockets and high-altitude balloons for research in the areas of microgravity, astrophysics, astronomy and atmospheric studies.
Esrange is also one of the world’s busiest civilian satellite ground stations, communicating with both telecom and scientific satellites. SSC’s facility Stockholm Teleport provides satellite communication services, and the wholly-owned German company LSE is specialised in satellite control and ground station services. SSC also runs a global ground station network, PrioraNet, together with the US company USN.
Together with the Swedish National Defence Material Administration (FMV), SSC operates the Vidsel Test Range and markets test services for air and space vehicles through the Northern European Aerospace Test range (NEAT).
SSC also designs, develops and installs maritime surveillance systems which are used by coast guard authorities around the world.