Swiss Space Systems Announces Smallsat Launch System

Payerne, 13 March 2013 (S3 PR). Swiss Space Systems – S3, a new Swiss aerospace company, was officially inaugurated in Payerne today in the presence of representatives of the national authorities and of prestigious Swiss and international partners such as the ESA, Dassault Aviation, the Von Karman Institute, Sonaca, Meggitt and Stanford University.

S3 aims to develop, build, certify and operate suborbital space shuttles dedicated to launching small satellites, enabling space access to be made more democratic thanks to an original system with launching costs up to four times less than at present. The first test launches will be carried out by the end of 2017.