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Switzerland is a space nation
As a founding member of ESA, Switzerland has been involved in Europe’s aerospace activities since its inception. Each year, it contributes financially to the European space budget. However, its contribution is more than financial. Switzerland’s main role is in developing and building the subsystems used in space. These range from entire structures to optical, mechanical and electronic modules, and include scientific instruments and ground equipment. The Swiss space industry comprises more than 20 companies. Approximately 30 academic and research institutes also work in the field.