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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.

Be a star in ESA's universe!

Interactive Evening to launch your space career!

On 26 April 2017, 17.15 - 20:30 at ZHAW Winterthur!

Meet ESA and local industry and academia!

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:

Swiss Space Center News

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Apr 23, 2017

3 Planet-Hunters Make Time's List of 100 Most Influential People

Planet-hunters Natalie Batalha, Michael Gillon and ...

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Apr 23, 2017

Former Astronaut Leads March for Science in Los Angeles in Electric Hummer

Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman drove a batt ...

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Apr 23, 2017

How NASA Satellite Will Watch Earth Breathe from Space

Carbon is a building block of life on our planet. ...

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Swiss Space Center Events

May 16, 2017

ESA BIC Switzerland Info Event

Information session on European Space Agency Business Incubation Center, Switzerland
Launch ideas. Push gravity.

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Apr 21, 2017

Call for a sustainable future in space

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.

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Apr 21, 2017

When Swarm met Steve

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.

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Apr 18, 2017

Satellite service boosting special flight operations

Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.

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Apr 13, 2017

ESA helps faster cleaner shipping

With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only making shipping more efficient but is also helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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