From the top of the world
SSC establishment in Canada
- 2007 SSC starts looking for a station to complement the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden, and its Alaska Station in northern US.
- 2009 The building begins, including construction of cabins, road entry, antenna foundations and electrical installations.
- 2010 The first SSC/CNES owned antenna begins its installation in Inuvik.
- 2012 The SSC/CNES antenna is inaugurated and immediately begins operations.
- 2015 SSC expands its presence with an additional 13m antenna (SIV) at the site, as well as an extension of its control building.
- 2021 SSC further expands with the installation of a 7.3m tri-band (S/X/KA) antenna.
Interview with Steve Spittle, who works for SSC’s data analytics company, Global Trust.
Simon chose to move a long way for a job at Esrange and a life in Kiruna.
Ida Larsson works in the Orbital Launch and Rocket Test team, developing and building the new Spaceport Esrange.
Insights about dust grains after flight with SubOrbital Express
The results might help scientists make nanoparticles with useful applications in more efficient and eco-friendly ways, for example within areas like solar energy, sensors, and nanomedicine.
14 years of observing the boundary of our Solar System
A belated happy birthday to the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, IBEX. On October 19, this NASA mission celebrated its 14-year anniversary. Together with Northrop Grumman, SSC has been supporting the mission since the start, making it one of the longest still[...]
Debris and congestion – a future challenge in Space
Orbiting the Earth at high speed, a growing number of satellites and more than 130 million pieces of debris constitute a major challenge to future space activities. While thousands of new satellites will be needed in the coming years to[...]
David Hagsved, Project Manager, believes he made the right decision in choosing both workplace and living in the north.
Innovating life on Earth – through space technology
Space business is booming all over the world. And it’s not just out of curiosity or the vanity of billionaires. For humankind to survive, we need to make life on Earth more sustainable, and this can be achieved through innovative[...]
Pascal Daniel Muyovu
Pascal Daniel Muyovu is a Spacecraft Operations Engineer supporting our customer European Space Agency – ESA with groundbreaking, exciting missions.
Exploring the Moon – aiming for the Universe
After fifty years, mankind is going back to the Moon, and this time for a longer stay. Exploring the Moon further is another step towards human development on Earth and a steppingstone for future missions to Mars. Ultimately, aiming for[...]
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