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Sweden opens orbital spaceport, Europe’s new ‘gateway to space’

Sweden’s Arctic Circle region is getting an orbital boost.

The nearly 60-year-old Esrange sounding rocket range will soon see missions fly into orbit now that it has been unveiled as the first mainland European orbital spaceport. The forthcoming facility will finally let the European Space Agency (ESA) launch rockets on the continent to supplement decades of missions from French Guiana.

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