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To promote excellence in space activities

The Swiss Space Center provides a service supporting academic institutions, RTOs and industry to access space missions and related applications, and promote interaction between these stakeholders.

The Swiss Space Center's role is:

  • To network Swiss research institutions and industries on national and international levels in order to establish focused areas of excellence internationally recognized for both space R&D and applications;
  • To facilitate access to and the implementation of space projects for Swiss research institutions and industries for established actors as well as for newcomers;
  • To provide education and training;
  • To promote public awareness of space.

Open Position: Swiss National Trainee Program!

Apply now for one of the 11 different positions now!
Up to three positions will be filled.

Start your space career and work for 1-2 years at an ESA sites.

Application deadline is 9th June 2017.

More information and the position descriptions can be found here.

Distinguished Lecture: Navigation Sensors and Systems in GNSS Degraded and Denied Environments

The IEEE - CH Aerospace & Electronic Systems Chapter will host together with the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry (ETH-IGP) and the Swiss Institute of Navigation ION-CH a lecture in Zurich of Dr. G. T. Schmidt.

Date: 8 June 2017
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 hrs
Place: ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

Further Information can be found in the flyer here

MOOC: Space Mission Design and Operations

Learn the concepts used in the design and operation of manned and unmanned space missions, based on the professional experience of ESA Astronaut Prof. Claude Nicollier.

After the success of the 2016 edition of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Space Mission Design and Operations”, which has been followed by more than 9000 students, Prof. Claude Nicollier and his team are delighted to begin the 2017 edition of the course and look forward to embarking with you in this adventure!

See the Teaser on Youtube: here
Further Information and Registration here

Eureca: on the road again!

The science satellite Eureca travels to Empa for further analysis

Check out the travel of Eureca, the satellite that is normally hanging in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Luzern.

The satellite that was flying during 11 month in space, gets transported to Empa (Material Science and Technology) in Dübendorf to undergo X-ray analysis.

Follow the satellite on its path:

Swiss Space Center News

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May 29, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darke ...

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May 29, 2017

Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

Amazing images of solar eclipses captured around t ...

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May 29, 2017

NASA Honors John F. Kennedy's Space Legacy on His 100th Birthday

President John F. Kennedy was the American preside ...

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May 29, 2017

New Horizons for Alexander Gerst

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May 24, 2017

Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

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May 24, 2017

Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.

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May 22, 2017

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

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