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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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Jun 21, 2017

ESA marks #Asteroid Day

The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.

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Jun 21, 2017

Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire

ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.

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Jun 20, 2017

Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward

The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.

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Jun 19, 2017

Return to the blue

How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves.

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