Swedish National Space Board (SNSB)

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 rymdstyrelsen@snsb.se
 +46 08-627 64 80
SE-171 04, Solna, Sweden, 4006

The Swedish National Space Board, SNSB, is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Education and Research with only 17 employees which is headed by Director General Olle Norberg. SNSB is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development.

SNSB has three main tasks:

To distribute government grants for space research, technology development and remote sensing activities.
To initiate research and development in Space and Remote Sensing areas.
To act as Swedish contact for international co-operation.

SNSB functions as a research council for Swedish research using equipment in space or at high altitudes in the atmosphere. The Swedish space programme is carried out by means of extensive international cooperation, in particular through Sweden´s membership of the European Space Agency, ESA. SNSB's responsibility for international activities includes the Swedish involvement in ESA as well as bilateral cooperation within space. Most of the activities funded by the Swedish National Space Board are carried out in cooperation with other countries. The total budget of the agency is approximately 700 million Swedish krona a year.

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