‘They see us as a problem rather than partners’ – Sámi concerned over satellite launches in Kiruna

By Hannah Thule, The Independent Barents Observer - June 27, 2024

The Esrange Space Center in Swedish city Kiruna, located 200 km above the Arctic Circle, promotes satellite launches for both civilian and military purposes to EU countries and NATO. Local Sámi villages are concerned about the consequences expanded operations will have on reindeer husbandry and Sámi culture.