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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.

Now on Youtube: Eureca - on the road again!

The science satellite Eureca traveled to Empa for further analysis

Check out who such a vulnerable but huge 3-tons vehicel was transported and some X-Ray insights into the satellites interior on our youtube channel "Eureca - a satellite on the road again!"

The satellite that was flying during 11 month in space, and was transported last summer to Empa (Material Science and Technology) in Dübendorf to undergo X-ray analysis. The satellite on its path also here:

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Jul 19, 2017

Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness

A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis.

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Jul 13, 2017

LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll

The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests and get ready to switch off the gravitational pioneer next Tuesday.

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Jul 13, 2017

Tributes to wetter times on Mars

A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express.

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Jul 12, 2017

Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg

Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg has now broken off, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.

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