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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.

COTS for Space Mechanisms

The former SSC Working Group for Precision Mechanisms and Structures has decided to act as an interest group and to foster communication between Swiss companies and academia in this field by regular round table events. In this respect, we would like to invite you to the:

First Round Table Event of  the Precision Mechanisms & Structures Interest Group
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) for Space Mechanisms

On 6. April 2017, 17:30 - 20:30
Location: FHNW Olten

Further Information and Registration here

Swiss Parabolic Flight Day

April 25, 2017 from 11:00 to 17:00

University of Zurich, Campus Irchel, "Theatersaal"

Program: Parabolic Flights, research in weightlessness, technical design process and experiment implementation, DLR parabolic flight program, industry presentation, experiments of the second Swiss parabolic flight

Registration here

Contact : Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ullrich,

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:

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Mar 24, 2017

Figuring Out Dark Energy - An Astrophysicist Explains | Video

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Mar 24, 2017

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Space Station to Dock with Commercial Spaceships

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Mar 24, 2017

How to Spot Leo, the King of Spring

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Mar 24, 2017

CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

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Mar 24, 2017

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

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Mar 23, 2017

Surviving the long dark night of the Moon

Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.

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Mar 21, 2017

Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior

Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.  

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