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Swiss Propulsion Laboratory (SPL)
The Swiss Propulsion Laboratory (SPL), founded in autumn 1998, is running integrated programs focussing on research and development of space-technology in Switzerland. SPL is located in Langenthal/Switzerland. This town is placed between Zurich and Bern, the capital of Switzerland (see also our facilities-pages).
SPL aims to develop, build and run reasonable priced systems to transport small payloads into a low-earth orbit (LEO). Old and established paths are intentionally renounced in order to envisage new and innovative concepts covering impacts on our environment as much as possible.
Involving external facilties and inviting other organizations to participate allows SPL to achieve its objectives. The components will be developped in a joint effort of SPL, interested universities, graduate schools and Switzerlands precision industry. SPL will provide the required co-ordination of all involved parties, for example by extracting and forwarding precisely defined technical problems to educational institutions, thereby enabling them to effectively take part in space-technology oriented "applied science".
Updated: September 27, 2007