Features/Reports

Looking to the USA

The USA still holds a leading position within space activities in spite of decreasing budgets in recent years. The level of activities is still very high and new space projects at different sizes are constantly being developed, built and launched. To follow the space activities in the USA is therefore an extensive activity and can only […]

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SWARM – Danish From Early Beginning

“Swarm” is a highly international project, but in spite of that, Denmark is the main operator in proposals, developing, building instruments and processing data, and also heads the project team.

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Clean Space – A European Top Priority Initiative

The European Space Agency, ESA, builds and launches environmental satellites supposed to monitor the environment on Earth. However, this activity, intended to promote what is best for Mother Earth, leaves behind new kinds of pollution in the form of emission from the launcher in the atmosphere, fragments from the upper stage of the launcher in […]

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Andreas Mogensen – the Next Nordic in Space

Selected for Soyuz mission to Space Station in 2015 NordicSpace met Andreas Mogensen for the first time the day he was introduced to the press as one of the new ESA astronauts in 2009. Since then, four years have passed and we wanted to talk with Andreas again about his whereabouts, what he is currently […]

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Spotlight on an “Informer” Pål A. Hvistendahl

The European Space Agency needs to inform the society about its activities. Information directly to the society or through media therefore plays an important role for the organisation. Those needs are mostly met by the Media Relations office Department at ESA’s headquarters in Paris. NordicSpace has met the Head of this section, Pål A. Hvistendahl to access information about how this is carried out.

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The Norwegian “Almanakken” is Here Again

Calculated first time in 1644 and published in the present shape for 194 years, the almanac has been a well known phenomenon in Norway. In December and January every year the pocket sized publication is accessible for sale in book stores, large and small shops and in petrol stations etc.

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New Visions and New Goals for the USA

Everybody needs a goal in life, researches and technicians are no exception. Without a challenging long-term goal to work towards some of the enthusiasm in organisations like NASA could disintegrate. President George Busch set out to get some of that enthusiasm back in space research when he launched the “Vision for Space Exploration” in January 2004. So, what new goals lie ahead for the American researchers and technicians?

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