Sweden Proposes Arctic Circle Launch Site For Smallsats

Swedish Space Corp.'s Esrange Space Center
Esrange’s facilities have been used extensively for sounding rockets and suborbital flights since the 1960s. Satellite launch should soon follow.
Credit: European Space Agency
Sweden has joined Europe’s small-satellite launch race in a bid to secure a share of the burgeoning multibillion-dollar market. Over the next three years, the Swedish government will invest 90 million Krona ($10 million) in the Esrange Space Center north of the Arctic Circle, near Kiruna, that could...

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