SGAC Sweden

National Point of Contact
Sweden
Hannah Peterrson
Oct 2017 - Oct 2019
Terese Svensson
Oct 2017 - Oct 2019
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Sweden Group

The Swedish space industry has been growing ever since the launch of the small rocket Plutnik in 1961, which marked the beginning of the Swedish space age. We hope to see the Swedish space activity to grow further and give possibilities for a competitive Swedish space industry.

 

Young Space Activities Overview in Sweden

Sweden has developed several scientific spacecraft which are shown in the picture below.
Many new Swedish satellite missions, such as MATS, are also planned for the future. MATS stand for Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography – tomography of light and aerosols in the mesosphere. The satellite project is led by the meteorologist Jörg Gumbel at Stockholm University, also included in the project is Chalmers, KTH and Omnisys. The satellite will study both noctilucent clouds and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere between 50-100 km height, and the waves that e.g. create the shapes of the clouds.

Esrange Space Center: Esrange Space Center is located in northern Sweden above the Arctic Circle. It is the largest civil ground station for satellites in the world and Europe's largest overland test range for aerospace vehicles. Since the start in 1966, more than 500 sounding rockets and 550 stratospheric balloons have been launched from Esrange Space Center. The Swedish Space Corporation is currently working with SmallSat Express, a project aiming to start launching small satellites, CubeSats, from Esrange with start in 2021.

 

Picture from http://www.popast.nu
History of Swedish spacecraft 
(Image: http://www.popast.nu/)

Terese and Hannah at the opening ceremony of the 30th International Space University  Space Studies Program on Ireland 2017

Events and Projects in 2018

Coming Soon 

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Sweden

REXUS/BEXUS Program: The REXUS/BEXUS program offers students across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons. Each year two rockets and two balloons are launched from Esrange Space Center. 

Studies
Masters program in Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology 
Space Master 
Masters program in Radio and Space Science, Chalmers University of Technology 
Masters program in Aerospace Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology 
Masters Program in Astronomy, University of Stockholm 
Astronomy, University of Uppsala  
Masters program in Astrophysics, University of Lund
Senior High School of Space

Companies
Swedish Space Corporation
OHB Sweden 
ÅAC Microtec AB 
RUAG Space AB
GKN Aerospace 
Umbilical Design 

Institutions
Swedish National Space Board -  (Blog)
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) 
Swedish Amateur Astronomical Society 
Swedish Astronomical Youth Association 

Magazines
Popular Astronomy Magazine 

Participants of SpaceUP Sweden 2016

 


 


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