SSC’s first SubOrbital Express rocket mission a success

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Next flight opportunity now open

MASER 14 Launch - Credit: Dorian Hargarten, DLR

The first launch within SSC’s new rocket flight ticket services, SubOrbital Express, M14 (MASER 14) successfully took place on Monday 24 June from Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden.

The payload, consisting of four microgravity experiments from three different customers, reached an apogee of 245 km and spent at least 6 minutes in microgravity. It also carried small items related to science, charity and promotion. Find out more about the different experiments at

The next flight opportunity is scheduled for November 2020 from Esrange Space Center.

SubOrbital Express is a share-ride flight service open for everyone, regardless mission objective. May it be a microgravity experiment, a system that needs to be validated through a drop or re-entry test, atmospheric research experiment, a plasma physics experiment or simply promotional items. The flight service is provided jointly by SSC and DLR MORABA.

Read more about our Flight Ticket Service at .

Notifications of interest or requests for more information can be sent to .

Point of contact: Gunnar Florin, Project Manager and Business Development Director SubOrbital Express, SSC,, tel: +46 (0)8 627 62 47, mobile: +46 (0)707 22 92 12

SSC is a global provider of advanced space services. We develop experiment payloads and provide rocket and balloon launch services at our unique facility Esrange Space Center. We also provide reliable access to satellites through our global network of ground stations, one of the largest in the world. Furthermore, we provide engineering consulting expertise to all phases of our customers’ space programs. With extensive experience and a solid understanding of the rapidly changing space market, we tailor innovative and sustainable solutions to institutional and commercial customers worldwide.

SSC covers the global market through its offices in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Chile, Australia, China and Thailand, along with the global network of ground stations. SSC was founded in 1972 and has 500 employees. Read more at