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SSC Annual Assembly

Our Annual Assembly 2020 will take place on the 8 December 2020 in order to present our projects and activities of the past year and give an outlook on the projects planned in 2021. This year, [...]

Space4Impact Kick-off Event

25-26 November 2020, online. Space4Impact aims to promote New Space technologies and boost the NewSpace ecosystem for a more sustainable future. The event will gather policy makers, investors, [...]

Swiss Space Days 2020

9-10 November, online. The Swiss Space Days offer a platform to exchange experiences and to support cooperation. It is dedicated to Swiss organizations and aims to give an insight into the [...]

Igluna Field Campaign

Save the date ! From the 17 June until the 3 July, visit the project teams in the village of Zermatt and at the Glacier Palace (Klein Matterhorn). This is the unique opportunity to discover the [...]

Astronaut Selection 2021

For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency will again recruit astronauts. ESA is seeking candidates with a Master’s degree (or higher) and a minimum of three years’ experience in natural science, medicine, engineering, mathematics or computer science. Ambassadors of humanity and pioneers of space exploration, astronauts make us dream and inspire […]

Newsletter February 2021

Astronaut Selection 2021 | IGLUNA Critical Design Review | Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing. Subscribe to get our latest news!

Executive Summary 2020

Our Executive Summary summing up our activities of last year is out!

Sustainable Space Logistics – Digitial Symposium

16-18 February 2021, online. EPFL Space Center is organizing in collaboration with several space entities – including Space Innovation – a 3-day digital symposium on Sustainable Space Logistics with space and sustainability experts, as well as observers from outside the space area.

ESA Young Graduate Trainee positions open

ESA is looking for its new Young Graduate Trainees! Vacancies are open until 1st March and are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social science and business services.

Webinar for Space Mechanisms and Structures

10 February 2021 at 15.00 CET, online: “In-Space Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities for Building our 21st Century Future” with Olivier De Weck, Prof. at MIT and EPFL. Restricted to the Swiss Space community.

Newsletter January 2021

Sustainable Space Logistics Symposium | Opportunities for students | CES 2021 | Subscribe to get our latest news!

The Swiss Space Center is now Space Innovation

Press release – 7.01.2021: The space domain is evolving rapidly and the need for disruptive innovation is more important than ever before. To better reflect this new reality, the Swiss Space Center has decided to strengthen the innovation focus of its activities by changing its name to “Space Innovation”. This refocus will allow to best […]

Newsletter December 2020

Daniel Neuenschwander joins our Board of Directors | Thank you and happy new year! | Subscribe to get our latest news !

IGLUNA shooting for the Moon

Press release – 16.12.2020: Nine IGLUNA students presented the initial phase of their lunar mission “SCALE” to a team of ESA specialists involved in the preparation and assessment of the agency’s future space missions. The mission brings together three experiments developed during the 2020 edition of IGLUNA by students from the universities of Berlin, Aachen […]

The IGLUNA platform embarks rovers and space exploration for its 3rd edition

Latest Press release – 24.11.2020: The IGLUNA platform embarks rovers and space exploration forits third edition. More than 200 university students from nine countries have reachedthe first milestone of IGLUNA 2021. Examined by experts frominternational space agencies and industries, they will have to consolidate their innovative space technologies until July 2021 for the test bed […]

Newsletter November 2020

Space4Impact Kick-off Event | Job opportunities | IGLUNA Preliminary Design Review and CDF Study at ESA. Subscribe to get our latest news !

SSC Annual Assembly

Our Annual Assembly 2020 will take place on the 8 December 2020 in order to present our projects and activities of the past year and give an outlook on the projects planned in 2021. This year, the event is open to our members only.

Space4Impact Kick-off Event

25-26 November 2020, online. Space4Impact aims to promote New Space technologies and boost the NewSpace ecosystem for a more sustainable future. The event will gather policy makers, investors, NewSpace entrepreneurs. A pitch competition as well as B2B meetings will take place.

Newsletter October 2020

Career Event | Swiss Space Days | Upcoming events. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Swiss Space Days 2020

9-10 November, online. The Swiss Space Days offer a platform to exchange experiences and to support cooperation. It is dedicated to Swiss organizations and aims to give an insight into the evolution of the Space activites & related challenges in the next decade with prominent speakers and offers B2B meetings.

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Join our online space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” on Cybersecurity (26.10), Space Law (27.10), Life Support Systems (28.10), Robotics and Photonics (02.11) and Exoplanets (03.11) to meet experts from ESA and swiss space actors !

Air & Space Days – Verkehrshaus Lucerne

9-11 October 2020 : Join us at the The Air & Space Days at the Swiss Museum of Transport. The event offers lots of ways of exploring aviation and space travel in all its aspects. The focus is on the world of flight and includes information on becoming a pilot, as well as tours of […]

Newsletter September 2020

Upcoming events | ESA Opportunities for students | News from our members. Subscribe to get our latest news !

New Members Profiles 2020

Get to know the space actors in Switzerland ! This booklet gathers each of our members’ competences and contributions to the growth & excellence of space activities in Switzerland.

We are hiring ! Young Graduate Trainee

Application closed – We are looking for a motivated & dynamic Young Graduate Trainee to complete the Space4Impact team. Duration : 1 September 2020 – 31 January 2021 (6 months)

Newsletter August 2020

We are hiring ! | IGLUNA Closure | Public events | Call for Projects – Asclepios. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Paper Rocket Activity in St-Luc

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory in St-Luc (Valais), the Swiss Space Center has been invited to conduct our paper rocket activity from the 31st of July until the 2nd of August.

IGLUNA 2020 Virtual Field Campaign

10-19 July 2020 : The 15 IGLUNA teams will virtually demonstrate their technologies for a space habitat to sustain life in an extreme environment by remote control, together with public presentations of space experts and special guests.

Rexus-Bexus : Call for proposals now open

ESA is now accepting proposals for the next cycle of the REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students). The programme offers flight opportunities on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons for experimental payloads designed and developed by university students. Deadline : 14 October 2020.

Newsletter June 2020

IGLUNA Virtual Field Campaign | OSIP open campaigns | ESA BIC Info Event. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Newsletter May 2020

IGLUNA 2021 Call | NTP Positions open at ESA | IGLUNA Virtual Field Campaign | Swiss Space Days. Subscribe to get our latest news !

New NTP positions open for application

Eleven National Trainee Positions at ESA are now open to young Swiss graduates. Application deadline : 10 June 2020.

Newsletter April 2020

MdP Call | Online events | News from our members. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Newsletter March 2020

Events cancellation | MOOC Start | Space Debris Training course at ESA. Subscribe to get our latest news !

MdP 2020 – Call for Proposal

Following the past successful Mesure de Positionnement to promote Swiss competences related to space activities, the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) is again initiating a Call for Proposals. [Extended] Submission Deadline: 5th of May 2020

“The Space you need” – Workshop by the UZH Space Hub

[Postponed] Wednesday April 8, from 14:00 to 16:30, online on Zoom: Through this event, the UZH Space Hub would like to advise the Space Community about the current space opportunities and funding offered not only by ESA, but also by the Horizon Europe program. With the presence of the Swiss Space Center, Euresearch and ESA […]

New MOOC Session

Claude Nicollier’s MOOC “Space Mission Design and Operations” has been updated according to the space sector evolution. Next session : 11th March 2020 on EdX.

Newsletter February 2020

New MOOC Session | IGLUNA Midterm Event | MdP 2020. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Solar Orbiter Mission

The ESA solar and heliospheric physics mission will be launched on the 8th of February at 5:15 CET. It gathers 10 instruments from all around Europe, to which several of our members such as the FHNW, Almatech SA, PMOD/WRC Davos and RUAG Space, as well as many other Swiss actors contributed.

Newsletter January 2020

MdP & Call for Ideas Results | Solar Orbiter Launch | Galileo Drawing Competition. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Galileo Drawing Competition

The competition is open for primary school pupils living in Switzerland, Norway and Croatia. The winner from each country will have a Galileo satellite named after them. Submission deadline : 31. January 2020.

Presentation of the new Bartolomeo Platform by Airbus

13 January at UZH : learn more about this new infrastructure launched by Airbus to provide an easier access to ISS for small companies.

Space Technology Studies 2018 : Results

On the 13 February 2020, the results achieved by the consortium selected in the frame of our national activity “Mesures de Positionnement” will be presented to the public.    

ESA Young Graduate Trainee positions are open !

ESA has opened more than 100 positions for Young Graduates. Registration deadline : 15th of December.

Open Call – Austrian Space Application Programme

The Austrian Space Applications Programme ASAP invites Swiss actors to participate in the 16th edition of its Call.

Information Exchange Session

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Join our space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” : 5. November 2019 @ HE-Arc, Neuchâtel / 6. November 2019 @USI Lugano / 7. November 2019 @University of Zurich

SSC Annual Assembly

Join us at our Annual Assembly at the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, 3 December 2019

Jeffrey Hoffman – Lectures in Zurich and Lausanne

“Mars, Moxie and the Future of Space Exploration”. 23 September at EPFL, Lausanne and 25 September at ETH, Zurich

Workshop “AI for Space – Why, where and how ?”

Register to our new Continuing Education workshop, taking place on the 8-9th of October at EPFL, Switzerland.

Scientifica – Zürich Science Days

30 August – 1 September, ETH and UZH Zürich

National Trainee Programme 2019

Call for application for the National Trainee Programme 2019 is open until 17 June, 1pm. Discover the 15 open positions now !

Igluna Field Campaign

Save the date ! From the 17 June until the 3 July, visit the project teams in the village of Zermatt and at the Glacier Palace (Klein Matterhorn). This is the unique opportunity to discover the result of their one-year commitment to build a space habitat concept.

IGLUNA 2020 – Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for IGLUNA 2020 is now open. Pre-selection is open until 31 May. Submit your project and be part of the next edition of the interdisciplinary platform for future Space and Earth technologies !

Continuing Education “Non Destructive Analysis for Space”

Register to our Continuing Education workshop on the 5th of June in Dübendorf, in collaboration with Empa.

Call for Ideas 2019

Call for proposals – the Call for Ideas 2019 is open from March 11th until April 8th 2019.

MOOC Space Mission Design and Operations

Register now for the MOOC Space Mission Design and Operations with Prof. Claude Nicollier starting on 13 March 2019.

National Information Day “ESA’s scientific programme, H2020-SPACE, PRODEX”

3 April 2019

Space Opportunities with NCCR PlanetS

20 March 2019 at University of Bern.  

International Summer Camps

Apply now for the International Summer Camps 2019 in China, Russia or Austria.

Executive Summary 2018

Our Annual Report 2018 is now published. Enjoy!

MdP 2018 – selection

After the review process, 10 activities were selected for funding. They start officially on November 1st 2018 and will be concluded on January 31st 2020.

SSC Annual Assembly

Zurich, 6 December 2018  

Igluna – a habitat in ice (video kickoff event)

From 12-14 September 2018, the project teams met in Zurich to start working on IGLUNA. Take a look!

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Register now for the upcoming space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe”: – 7.11.2018 @ HES-SO Geneva – 8.11.2018 @ ETH Zurich

Space conference: “Teamwork and Leadership in extreme situations”

Get your ticket now for the upcoming space conference on the subject of “leadership and resource management in extreme situations using the example of Apollo 13” taking place at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne on October 12, 2018.

Igluna – a habitat in ice – has kicked-off

with a message from ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the IGLUNA kick-off event has started. The students gathered in Zurich, Switzerland and started to work together on their projects.

We are hiring!

Space Science and Technology Advisor 80-100% We are hiring a Space Science and Technology Advisor. You are a space enthusiast and you have an engineering degree? This is for you!

Remote Sensing 4.0 / Fernerkundung 4.0 / Télédétection 4.0

Register now for the event “Remote Sensing 4.0” taking place in Bern on September 27, 2018. Melden Sie sich jetzt für das Event “Fernerkundung 4.0” am 27 September 2018 in Bern an. Enregistrez maintentant pour la manifestation “télédétection 4.0” qui prendra place à Berne au 27 septembre 2018.

Igluna – a habitat in ice

learn more about our ESA_Lab@ interuniversity demonstrator project.

Swiss Space Center Trailer

take a look at our new trailer video presenting the Swiss Space Center.

A plateform for extracting crucial information from satellite images

A great article of our member Picterra featured in todays EPFL News: “EPFL start-up Picterra has devised a smart system that allows users to analyze drone or satellite images of a given territory: in a few clicks, they can extract information, statistics and representations of changes that have taken place in the area.[…]”

New Working Group on Software for Satellite Operations

The objective of this new working group is to connect the Swiss academy and industrial actors and to provide a platform for promoting common projects, enabling the industrial partners to increase their competitiveness and therefore increase the impact of Swiss software contributions in the space sector.  

from Small Satellites to Planetary Rovers and Rockets – A University Approach

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 5 p.m. ETH Hönggerberg, HIL D 53

Swiss Space Summer Camp

Apply now until June 4 for the Swiss Space Summer Camp from 26 August to 2 September 2018 at ETH Zurich in Switzerland    

International Summer School in Beijing, China

Apply now until April 8 for the International Summer School from 7 July  to 3 August 2018 at Beihang University in Beijing, China.    

BMSTU Moscow Summer School

Apply now until May 15 for the BMSTU Moscow Summer School from 18 to 29 July 2018 at BMSTU in Moscow, Russia.    

National Trainee Programme 2018

Call for application for the National Trainee Programme 2018 is open until 4th of June 2018.

New job at ETH Zurich!

Electronics Engineer for Scientific Instruments in Space. The Aerospace Electronics and Instruments Laboratory (AEIL) of the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich has successfully developed the sensor electronics for ESA LISA Pathfinder mission and NASA InSight mission. AEIL will contribute the Gravitational Reference Sensor Electronics to LISA, the upcoming large ESA mission to detect gravitational […]

Bring your idea to Space!

The Swiss Space Center (SSC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined in partnership to prepare ESA_Lab@CH, an initiative meant to give students the opportunity to develop technologies to sustain life in extreme conditions and beyond Earth. How to design and build a human habitat in Ice? This is the challenge posed by the […]

MOOC 2018 – Space Mission Design and Operations

Learn the concepts used in the design of space missions, manned or unmanned, and operations, based on the professional experience of the lecturer. This Massive Open Online Course start on March 14, 2018 – register now!  

MdP 2018 – Call for Proposal

Following the past four successful editions of the MdP Calls for Proposals (Mesure de Positionnement) launched since 2010 to reinforce the technological and scientific capabilities of Swiss entities in the space sector, the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) is again initiating a Call for Proposals in 2018. […]

Workshop on Swiss Space Mechanisms and Components

18 June 2018 in Bern, Switzerland

GEOSchool Day in Bern

6 and 7 June 2018 at BERNEXPO. Register now until 31 March 2018.

International Summer School in Beijing, China

Apply now until April 23 for the International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics 2018 (IGSS) from 11 – 17 July 2018 at Beihang University in Beijing, China.    

Lift-off apéro by ETH Zurich for the NASA InSight Mars Mission

22 May 2018 at Lichthof / FocusTerra in Zurich, Switzerland

Conférence Thomas Pesquet – 196 jours à bord de la Station spatiale internationale ISS

17 May 2018 at Espace Gruyère in Bulle, Switzerland

Our module at the Tecday Lucerne featured on Nau

Nau visited us during our module “space debris” at the Tecday at Kantonsschule Reussbühl in Lucerne and featured an article on their webpage. Check it out!

Horloges spatiales à l’heure de la 3D

Les horloges atomiques destinées à l’espace peuvent désormais compter sur l’impression 3D, comme l’atteste une recherche dirigée par le Laboratoire Temps Fréquence (LTF) de l’Université de Neuchâtel. Cette technologie a permis de simplifier la fabrication et réduire le poids de cavités micro-ondes, pièces clés de ces garde-temps. Réalisé en partenariat avec l’EPFL et l’entreprise SWISSto12, […]

Apply now for the Tsinghua International Summer School

16 – 27 July 2018 in Beijing, China.   13 special China-focused tracks to choose from Lectures ¦ Interactive Workshops ¦ Field trips ¦ Cultural Activities    

Applications open for ESA’s space debris training course

The Space Debris Training Course  will be hosted at the ESA Academy‘s Training & Learning Centre in ESEC, Redu, Belgium, from 16 to 20 April 2018. University students will be provided with an introduction to the concept of space debris, why it is necessary to address this problem, and how the mitigation policies set by […]

Launch your design to space

ESA has opened a competition for a design that will ornament the fairing of the Soyuz rocket carrying the satellite CHEOPS. The fairing is the outer housing that protects the satellite against the extreme pressure and heat experienced as it punches through Earth’s atmosphere. Those fairings are produced in Switzerland by the company RUAG Space. […]

EMPS workshop

Yverdon,  25-26 April 2018    

Planetary Exploration 2061.

Lausanne, 23-25 April 2018    

Toute une vie avec Claude Nicollier

The RTS programme “Toute une vie” presented Claude Nicollier on January 4th 2018. “Des archives rares, des photos, des documents personnels. Le Suisse de l’Espace, Claude Nicollier parle de son ancêtre le chocolatier Cailler, de sa carrière chez Swissair, de sa vie de famille à Houston et de ses extraordinaires missions avec la navette Challenger.” […]

ICE Cubes Info Event

Zurich, 19 April 2018

Space Technology Studies 2016: results

Lausanne, 13 February 2018    

SSC Annual Assembly

Lausanne, 7 December 2017  

Swiss TechLadies

Swiss TechLadies is a support programme in technics and informatics. The programme consists of a online challenge for all and a mentoring programme for girls. Women working in STEM domaine are welcome to become a mentor and to support young woman on their path to become a professional. More information here (in german).  

Space Career Events

October 2017

Swiss Space Industry Days

Lausanne, 15-16 June 2017

Mission to Mars

Lausanne, 22 June 2017

past events

Astronaut Selection 2021

For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency will again recruit astronauts. ESA is seeking candidates with a Master’s degree (or higher) and a minimum of three years’ experience in natural science, medicine, engineering, mathematics or computer science. Ambassadors of humanity and pioneers of space exploration, astronauts make us dream and inspire […]

Newsletter February 2021

Astronaut Selection 2021 | IGLUNA Critical Design Review | Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing. Subscribe to get our latest news!

Executive Summary 2020

Our Executive Summary summing up our activities of last year is out!

Sustainable Space Logistics – Digitial Symposium

16-18 February 2021, online. EPFL Space Center is organizing in collaboration with several space entities – including Space Innovation – a 3-day digital symposium on Sustainable Space Logistics with space and sustainability experts, as well as observers from outside the space area.

ESA Young Graduate Trainee positions open

ESA is looking for its new Young Graduate Trainees! Vacancies are open until 1st March and are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social science and business services.

Webinar for Space Mechanisms and Structures

10 February 2021 at 15.00 CET, online: “In-Space Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities for Building our 21st Century Future” with Olivier De Weck, Prof. at MIT and EPFL. Restricted to the Swiss Space community.

Newsletter January 2021

Sustainable Space Logistics Symposium | Opportunities for students | CES 2021 | Subscribe to get our latest news!

The Swiss Space Center is now Space Innovation

Press release – 7.01.2021: The space domain is evolving rapidly and the need for disruptive innovation is more important than ever before. To better reflect this new reality, the Swiss Space Center has decided to strengthen the innovation focus of its activities by changing its name to “Space Innovation”. This refocus will allow to best […]

Newsletter December 2020

Daniel Neuenschwander joins our Board of Directors | Thank you and happy new year! | Subscribe to get our latest news !

IGLUNA shooting for the Moon

Press release – 16.12.2020: Nine IGLUNA students presented the initial phase of their lunar mission “SCALE” to a team of ESA specialists involved in the preparation and assessment of the agency’s future space missions. The mission brings together three experiments developed during the 2020 edition of IGLUNA by students from the universities of Berlin, Aachen […]

The IGLUNA platform embarks rovers and space exploration for its 3rd edition

Latest Press release – 24.11.2020: The IGLUNA platform embarks rovers and space exploration forits third edition. More than 200 university students from nine countries have reachedthe first milestone of IGLUNA 2021. Examined by experts frominternational space agencies and industries, they will have to consolidate their innovative space technologies until July 2021 for the test bed […]

Newsletter November 2020

Space4Impact Kick-off Event | Job opportunities | IGLUNA Preliminary Design Review and CDF Study at ESA. Subscribe to get our latest news !

SSC Annual Assembly

Our Annual Assembly 2020 will take place on the 8 December 2020 in order to present our projects and activities of the past year and give an outlook on the projects planned in 2021. This year, the event is open to our members only.

Space4Impact Kick-off Event

25-26 November 2020, online. Space4Impact aims to promote New Space technologies and boost the NewSpace ecosystem for a more sustainable future. The event will gather policy makers, investors, NewSpace entrepreneurs. A pitch competition as well as B2B meetings will take place.

Newsletter October 2020

Career Event | Swiss Space Days | Upcoming events. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Swiss Space Days 2020

9-10 November, online. The Swiss Space Days offer a platform to exchange experiences and to support cooperation. It is dedicated to Swiss organizations and aims to give an insight into the evolution of the Space activites & related challenges in the next decade with prominent speakers and offers B2B meetings.

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Join our online space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” on Cybersecurity (26.10), Space Law (27.10), Life Support Systems (28.10), Robotics and Photonics (02.11) and Exoplanets (03.11) to meet experts from ESA and swiss space actors !

Air & Space Days – Verkehrshaus Lucerne

9-11 October 2020 : Join us at the The Air & Space Days at the Swiss Museum of Transport. The event offers lots of ways of exploring aviation and space travel in all its aspects. The focus is on the world of flight and includes information on becoming a pilot, as well as tours of […]

Newsletter September 2020

Upcoming events | ESA Opportunities for students | News from our members. Subscribe to get our latest news !

New Members Profiles 2020

Get to know the space actors in Switzerland ! This booklet gathers each of our members’ competences and contributions to the growth & excellence of space activities in Switzerland.

We are hiring ! Young Graduate Trainee

Application closed – We are looking for a motivated & dynamic Young Graduate Trainee to complete the Space4Impact team. Duration : 1 September 2020 – 31 January 2021 (6 months)

Newsletter August 2020

We are hiring ! | IGLUNA Closure | Public events | Call for Projects – Asclepios. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Paper Rocket Activity in St-Luc

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory in St-Luc (Valais), the Swiss Space Center has been invited to conduct our paper rocket activity from the 31st of July until the 2nd of August.

IGLUNA 2020 Virtual Field Campaign

10-19 July 2020 : The 15 IGLUNA teams will virtually demonstrate their technologies for a space habitat to sustain life in an extreme environment by remote control, together with public presentations of space experts and special guests.

Rexus-Bexus : Call for proposals now open

ESA is now accepting proposals for the next cycle of the REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students). The programme offers flight opportunities on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons for experimental payloads designed and developed by university students. Deadline : 14 October 2020.

Newsletter June 2020

IGLUNA Virtual Field Campaign | OSIP open campaigns | ESA BIC Info Event. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Newsletter May 2020

IGLUNA 2021 Call | NTP Positions open at ESA | IGLUNA Virtual Field Campaign | Swiss Space Days. Subscribe to get our latest news !

New NTP positions open for application

Eleven National Trainee Positions at ESA are now open to young Swiss graduates. Application deadline : 10 June 2020.

Newsletter April 2020

MdP Call | Online events | News from our members. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Newsletter March 2020

Events cancellation | MOOC Start | Space Debris Training course at ESA. Subscribe to get our latest news !

MdP 2020 – Call for Proposal

Following the past successful Mesure de Positionnement to promote Swiss competences related to space activities, the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) is again initiating a Call for Proposals. [Extended] Submission Deadline: 5th of May 2020

“The Space you need” – Workshop by the UZH Space Hub

[Postponed] Wednesday April 8, from 14:00 to 16:30, online on Zoom: Through this event, the UZH Space Hub would like to advise the Space Community about the current space opportunities and funding offered not only by ESA, but also by the Horizon Europe program. With the presence of the Swiss Space Center, Euresearch and ESA […]

New MOOC Session

Claude Nicollier’s MOOC “Space Mission Design and Operations” has been updated according to the space sector evolution. Next session : 11th March 2020 on EdX.

Newsletter February 2020

New MOOC Session | IGLUNA Midterm Event | MdP 2020. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Solar Orbiter Mission

The ESA solar and heliospheric physics mission will be launched on the 8th of February at 5:15 CET. It gathers 10 instruments from all around Europe, to which several of our members such as the FHNW, Almatech SA, PMOD/WRC Davos and RUAG Space, as well as many other Swiss actors contributed.

Newsletter January 2020

MdP & Call for Ideas Results | Solar Orbiter Launch | Galileo Drawing Competition. Subscribe to get our latest news !

Galileo Drawing Competition

The competition is open for primary school pupils living in Switzerland, Norway and Croatia. The winner from each country will have a Galileo satellite named after them. Submission deadline : 31. January 2020.

Presentation of the new Bartolomeo Platform by Airbus

13 January at UZH : learn more about this new infrastructure launched by Airbus to provide an easier access to ISS for small companies.

Space Technology Studies 2018 : Results

On the 13 February 2020, the results achieved by the consortium selected in the frame of our national activity “Mesures de Positionnement” will be presented to the public.    

ESA Young Graduate Trainee positions are open !

ESA has opened more than 100 positions for Young Graduates. Registration deadline : 15th of December.

Open Call – Austrian Space Application Programme

The Austrian Space Applications Programme ASAP invites Swiss actors to participate in the 16th edition of its Call.

Information Exchange Session

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Join our space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” : 5. November 2019 @ HE-Arc, Neuchâtel / 6. November 2019 @USI Lugano / 7. November 2019 @University of Zurich

SSC Annual Assembly

Join us at our Annual Assembly at the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, 3 December 2019

Jeffrey Hoffman – Lectures in Zurich and Lausanne

“Mars, Moxie and the Future of Space Exploration”. 23 September at EPFL, Lausanne and 25 September at ETH, Zurich

Workshop “AI for Space – Why, where and how ?”

Register to our new Continuing Education workshop, taking place on the 8-9th of October at EPFL, Switzerland.

Scientifica – Zürich Science Days

30 August – 1 September, ETH and UZH Zürich

National Trainee Programme 2019

Call for application for the National Trainee Programme 2019 is open until 17 June, 1pm. Discover the 15 open positions now !

Igluna Field Campaign

Save the date ! From the 17 June until the 3 July, visit the project teams in the village of Zermatt and at the Glacier Palace (Klein Matterhorn). This is the unique opportunity to discover the result of their one-year commitment to build a space habitat concept.

IGLUNA 2020 – Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for IGLUNA 2020 is now open. Pre-selection is open until 31 May. Submit your project and be part of the next edition of the interdisciplinary platform for future Space and Earth technologies !

Continuing Education “Non Destructive Analysis for Space”

Register to our Continuing Education workshop on the 5th of June in Dübendorf, in collaboration with Empa.

Call for Ideas 2019

Call for proposals – the Call for Ideas 2019 is open from March 11th until April 8th 2019.

MOOC Space Mission Design and Operations

Register now for the MOOC Space Mission Design and Operations with Prof. Claude Nicollier starting on 13 March 2019.

National Information Day “ESA’s scientific programme, H2020-SPACE, PRODEX”

3 April 2019

Space Opportunities with NCCR PlanetS

20 March 2019 at University of Bern.  

International Summer Camps

Apply now for the International Summer Camps 2019 in China, Russia or Austria.

Executive Summary 2018

Our Annual Report 2018 is now published. Enjoy!

MdP 2018 – selection

After the review process, 10 activities were selected for funding. They start officially on November 1st 2018 and will be concluded on January 31st 2020.

SSC Annual Assembly

Zurich, 6 December 2018  

Igluna – a habitat in ice (video kickoff event)

From 12-14 September 2018, the project teams met in Zurich to start working on IGLUNA. Take a look!

Be a Star in ESA’s Universe

Register now for the upcoming space career events “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe”: – 7.11.2018 @ HES-SO Geneva – 8.11.2018 @ ETH Zurich

Space conference: “Teamwork and Leadership in extreme situations”

Get your ticket now for the upcoming space conference on the subject of “leadership and resource management in extreme situations using the example of Apollo 13” taking place at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne on October 12, 2018.

Igluna – a habitat in ice – has kicked-off

with a message from ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the IGLUNA kick-off event has started. The students gathered in Zurich, Switzerland and started to work together on their projects.

We are hiring!

Space Science and Technology Advisor 80-100% We are hiring a Space Science and Technology Advisor. You are a space enthusiast and you have an engineering degree? This is for you!

Remote Sensing 4.0 / Fernerkundung 4.0 / Télédétection 4.0

Register now for the event “Remote Sensing 4.0” taking place in Bern on September 27, 2018. Melden Sie sich jetzt für das Event “Fernerkundung 4.0” am 27 September 2018 in Bern an. Enregistrez maintentant pour la manifestation “télédétection 4.0” qui prendra place à Berne au 27 septembre 2018.

Igluna – a habitat in ice

learn more about our ESA_Lab@ interuniversity demonstrator project.

Swiss Space Center Trailer

take a look at our new trailer video presenting the Swiss Space Center.

A plateform for extracting crucial information from satellite images

A great article of our member Picterra featured in todays EPFL News: “EPFL start-up Picterra has devised a smart system that allows users to analyze drone or satellite images of a given territory: in a few clicks, they can extract information, statistics and representations of changes that have taken place in the area.[…]”

New Working Group on Software for Satellite Operations

The objective of this new working group is to connect the Swiss academy and industrial actors and to provide a platform for promoting common projects, enabling the industrial partners to increase their competitiveness and therefore increase the impact of Swiss software contributions in the space sector.  

from Small Satellites to Planetary Rovers and Rockets – A University Approach

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 5 p.m. ETH Hönggerberg, HIL D 53

Swiss Space Summer Camp

Apply now until June 4 for the Swiss Space Summer Camp from 26 August to 2 September 2018 at ETH Zurich in Switzerland    

International Summer School in Beijing, China

Apply now until April 8 for the International Summer School from 7 July  to 3 August 2018 at Beihang University in Beijing, China.    

BMSTU Moscow Summer School

Apply now until May 15 for the BMSTU Moscow Summer School from 18 to 29 July 2018 at BMSTU in Moscow, Russia.    

National Trainee Programme 2018

Call for application for the National Trainee Programme 2018 is open until 4th of June 2018.

New job at ETH Zurich!

Electronics Engineer for Scientific Instruments in Space. The Aerospace Electronics and Instruments Laboratory (AEIL) of the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich has successfully developed the sensor electronics for ESA LISA Pathfinder mission and NASA InSight mission. AEIL will contribute the Gravitational Reference Sensor Electronics to LISA, the upcoming large ESA mission to detect gravitational […]

Bring your idea to Space!

The Swiss Space Center (SSC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined in partnership to prepare ESA_Lab@CH, an initiative meant to give students the opportunity to develop technologies to sustain life in extreme conditions and beyond Earth. How to design and build a human habitat in Ice? This is the challenge posed by the […]

MOOC 2018 – Space Mission Design and Operations

Learn the concepts used in the design of space missions, manned or unmanned, and operations, based on the professional experience of the lecturer. This Massive Open Online Course start on March 14, 2018 – register now!  

MdP 2018 – Call for Proposal

Following the past four successful editions of the MdP Calls for Proposals (Mesure de Positionnement) launched since 2010 to reinforce the technological and scientific capabilities of Swiss entities in the space sector, the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) is again initiating a Call for Proposals in 2018. […]

Workshop on Swiss Space Mechanisms and Components

18 June 2018 in Bern, Switzerland

GEOSchool Day in Bern

6 and 7 June 2018 at BERNEXPO. Register now until 31 March 2018.

International Summer School in Beijing, China

Apply now until April 23 for the International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics 2018 (IGSS) from 11 – 17 July 2018 at Beihang University in Beijing, China.    

Lift-off apéro by ETH Zurich for the NASA InSight Mars Mission

22 May 2018 at Lichthof / FocusTerra in Zurich, Switzerland

Conférence Thomas Pesquet – 196 jours à bord de la Station spatiale internationale ISS

17 May 2018 at Espace Gruyère in Bulle, Switzerland

Our module at the Tecday Lucerne featured on Nau

Nau visited us during our module “space debris” at the Tecday at Kantonsschule Reussbühl in Lucerne and featured an article on their webpage. Check it out!

Horloges spatiales à l’heure de la 3D

Les horloges atomiques destinées à l’espace peuvent désormais compter sur l’impression 3D, comme l’atteste une recherche dirigée par le Laboratoire Temps Fréquence (LTF) de l’Université de Neuchâtel. Cette technologie a permis de simplifier la fabrication et réduire le poids de cavités micro-ondes, pièces clés de ces garde-temps. Réalisé en partenariat avec l’EPFL et l’entreprise SWISSto12, […]

Apply now for the Tsinghua International Summer School

16 – 27 July 2018 in Beijing, China.   13 special China-focused tracks to choose from Lectures ¦ Interactive Workshops ¦ Field trips ¦ Cultural Activities    

Applications open for ESA’s space debris training course

The Space Debris Training Course  will be hosted at the ESA Academy‘s Training & Learning Centre in ESEC, Redu, Belgium, from 16 to 20 April 2018. University students will be provided with an introduction to the concept of space debris, why it is necessary to address this problem, and how the mitigation policies set by […]

Launch your design to space

ESA has opened a competition for a design that will ornament the fairing of the Soyuz rocket carrying the satellite CHEOPS. The fairing is the outer housing that protects the satellite against the extreme pressure and heat experienced as it punches through Earth’s atmosphere. Those fairings are produced in Switzerland by the company RUAG Space. […]

EMPS workshop

Yverdon,  25-26 April 2018    

Planetary Exploration 2061.

Lausanne, 23-25 April 2018    

Toute une vie avec Claude Nicollier

The RTS programme “Toute une vie” presented Claude Nicollier on January 4th 2018. “Des archives rares, des photos, des documents personnels. Le Suisse de l’Espace, Claude Nicollier parle de son ancêtre le chocolatier Cailler, de sa carrière chez Swissair, de sa vie de famille à Houston et de ses extraordinaires missions avec la navette Challenger.” […]

ICE Cubes Info Event

Zurich, 19 April 2018

Space Technology Studies 2016: results

Lausanne, 13 February 2018    

SSC Annual Assembly

Lausanne, 7 December 2017  

Swiss TechLadies

Swiss TechLadies is a support programme in technics and informatics. The programme consists of a online challenge for all and a mentoring programme for girls. Women working in STEM domaine are welcome to become a mentor and to support young woman on their path to become a professional. More information here (in german).  

Space Career Events

October 2017

Swiss Space Industry Days

Lausanne, 15-16 June 2017

Mission to Mars

Lausanne, 22 June 2017