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May 16th, 2023
Swedish Space Corporation establishes new Italian subsidiary – SSC Space Italy

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Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has established SSC Space Italy, a new subsidiary targeted at the growing Italian space market. It is a significant milestone for the SSC Group, which strengthens the company’s presence in Europe and reinforces its reputation as a leader in the industry.

“We are thrilled to announce the establishment of SSC Space Italy. It’s a crucial step in the SSC Group global expansion strategy and demonstrates our commitment to global growth and innovation. Italy is an attractive destination for businesses, and we see tremendous potential for development in the region,” says Davide Starnone, Director General of SSC Space Italy.

The formation of SSC Italy marks another significant milestone for the SSC Group. The subsidiary will operate under the Engineering Services division, and provide a platform for the company to expand its offerings and reach new markets.

“For the last decade SSC has invested time and energy in strengthening our capacity globally. With the establishment of SSC Space Italy, we emphasize our role as a key player on one of Europe’s leading space markets, and leader in the industry as a whole,” says Stefan Gardefjord, CEO SSC.

SSC Space Italy will be under the management of Davide Starnone who takes the role as Director General of the new subsidiary. Davide brings experience and expertise from his current role as Managing Director of Aurora Technology BV. Supported by the SSC Engineering Services team, he will continue in both roles simultaneously.

Contact: Philip Ohlsson, SSC Head of Communications, +46 (0)70 721 70 26, [email protected]

About SSC: Swedish Space Corporation helps Earth benefit from Space. Since the 70’s, SSC has helped space organizations, companies, other commercial actors and research institutes to get access to Space. Our products and services enable successful space projects within Earth observation, telecommunications, security, meteorology, navigation and positioning, scientific research and other applications. Through our local presence on all continents and more than 600 committed employees, we offer specialist expertise in satellite communications, spacecraft operations, rocket and balloon systems, launch services, flight test services and data analytics. Among our strongest assets are Esrange Space Center in northern Sweden, set to become first to launch satellites from continental Europe in 2023, as well as one of the world’s largest commercial ground station networks for satellite communications. Via our subsidiary GlobalTrust, we also leverage satellite data and analytics applications to help companies, organizations and governments to develop and deliver sustainability strategies.

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