Our values are our daily compass on how we work together.

Our story.

Humans are pioneers. They have always expanded the boundaries of knowledge, experience and space. We see ourselves in this tradition. Beyond Gravity has been involved in space missions ever since the first endeavors – and we have always pushed back the boundaries. The boundaries of our innovative home country, the boundaries between European and American partners, the boundaries of our atmosphere, the boundaries of what is technically possible. Pushing boundaries is a mindset. Anyone who flies customers into orbit and sets their sights beyond the horizon needs to be passionate, curious and have the will to innovate in order to meet the challenges that new worlds present. At the same time, we are not daredevils, but have a down-to-earth attitude.

A contradiction? No: because reliability, meticulous planning and a rigorous testing regime are mission critical. Necessary to allow us to turn any mission to cross new frontiers into a calculable risk for our customers. To do this, we need craftsmanship as well as comprehensive engineering skills that allow us to think decades ahead. To realize what’s next beyond the limits of what’s currently feasible. Together with partners in Europe and the U.S., customers on every continent, and as part of the inhabitants of “Spaceship Earth,” we push boundaries of what’s imaginable – to reach new horizons, to advance humankind, and to enable the exploration of the world and beyond.

Are you onboard?

"Our values are our daily compass on how we work together."

Philipp Bircher
Philipp Bircher Vice President Corporate Communications

Curious.

Progress demands we get past the obvious and open our minds to new possibilities. We are born with an insatiable curiosity leading to breakthrough inventions in history.

Why – that’s the most important question to understand the need of our counterpart and look at the world from their eyes.

Our future requires that we maintain that same sense of wonder and keep our curiosity alive. Being curious means active listening, continous learning, not settling for the first solution. In the face of uncertainty, we explore and fill gaps in our knowledge. Every day brings opportunity to try something new and we seize it.

Passionate.

We love what we do and we have a lot of fun doing what we do, in the coolest industry there is. We are not working on tasks or are motivated by a carrot. We are literally working on missions and our motivation comes from within, a unique desire to tackle challenges and produce value.

Together.

At Beyond Gravity we can only win together: with our colleagues across the globe, our customers, suppliers and partners. Each role is important, diversity leads to broader solutions and with combined strenghts we achieve more. In a team we need to rely on each other, have trust and take responsibility. Last but not least, working together is fun!

"For us, flying to space is not an end in itself. We want to improve life on earth and let humankind benefit."

André Wall
André Wall CEO

A company that advances humankind and enables the exploration of the world and beyond.

Beyond Gravity has delivered products for hundreds of different missions for over 40 years. We are currently working on around 400 projects. What they all have in common? They all ultimately serve an important purpose that advances humankind. Our activities encompass weather forecasting, satellite-based positioning and communications in even the most remote corners of the globe, satellite data to manage natural hazards, new discoveries revealing the mysteries of our universe, scientific experiments in space and exciting new developments like self-driving cars – everything depends on space technology. With endless opportunities, we help our customers around the world make the impossible possible.

Our customer promise.

You can rely on us. We turn your mission into a success.

World-class experts who create the best solutions – with curiosity, passion and team spirit.

Our company at a glance.

Beyond Gravity, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the first startup to combine agility, speed and innovation with decades of experience and proven quality. Beyond Gravity is the preferred supplier of structures for all types of launch vehicles and a leader in selected satellite products and for constellations in the New Space sector.

Around 1700 employees at 12 locations in six countries (Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, USA and Finland) generated a revenue of around CHF 319 million (2021).

Beyond Gravity encompasses the former space activities of the RUAG Group. This started its activities in 1999 and consisted of four former Swiss defense companies. In 2009, RUAG Space acquired the space activities of Saab Space, Austrian Aerospace as well as Oerlikon Space AG (formerly Contraves Space). To date, all shares in the company are owned by the Swiss Confederation.

"We firmly believe that we can only sustain our business success if that success is founded upon responsible behavior."

Philipp Bircher
Philipp Bircher Vice President Corporate Communications
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Diversity & Inclusion. We foster diversity and inclusion and are committed to the development of our employees, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, origin, age or sexual orientation. Because it’s the right thing to do and because it helps us to be more successful as a company.
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SwissTec Ladies. We support the organization Swiss TecLadies, a mentoring program for girls between the ages of 13 and 16 who are interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths).
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University Cooperations. Beyond Gravity is in close contact with technical universities in its host countries and supports academic projects. Our (higher-education/ academic) partners include ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, Chalmers Technical University Gothenburg and the Technical Universities in Dresden and Vienna.
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STARS program The internal STARS program is an element of our culture of curiosity and performance. Employees are encouraged to better handle challenges, develop fresh ideas and break new ground.
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Women Alliance Community Through the internal “Women Alliance Community” to promote of diversity and further training, employees – both female and male – build up internal networks and regularly exchange information across departments and borders.
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Sustainability. We look at sustainability in a holistic manner, focusing on fair employment terms, effective employee promotion, staff health & safety and sustainable use of environmental resources.