Swedish National Space Board (SNSB)
Development and coordination of space activities in Sweden has been entrusted to the governmental agency, the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications.
The main goals for the Swedish space programme are to retain and develop to the highest level acquired expertise in various fields of activity and to make Sweden a worthwhile and competent partner in international scientific and industrial cooperation.
Key programme areas are magnetospheric and ionospheric research, astronomical studies, remote sensing, observation of the Earth's atmosphere and environment and specialized industrial competence, including development of small cost-efficient satellites.
Publicly funded space activities in Sweden are mostly (about 80 per cent) carried out in international cooperation, mainly through ESA, and through bilateral cooperation.
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