19 April 2018
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) chief technology officer Anna Rathsman has been named director general of the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA), effective 1 June. SNSA (earlier SNSB – Swedish National Space Board) is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Education and Research. SNSA is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development. SNSA also represents Sweden as a member of the European Space Agency. It is currently headed by Ollie Norberg.
SSC chief executive Stefan Gardefjord called her “ideally suited” to the role, “not least when…the Swedish government is about to launch their new space strategy”.
SSC, founded in 1972, operates sounding rockets, stratospheric balloons and ground stations, and provides a range of engineering services.