Satellites for Better Air Quality

In recent months, two satellites aimed at monitoring air quality and air circulation worldwide, were launched to cover especially European areas. Despite years of focus on improving air quality, many people do not have adequate quality to secure a good life. In order to detect undesirable elements in the air, as well as locating the […]

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NordicSpace – Twenty-Five-Year Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, the first issues of Nordicspace was published. At the time it was titled “Nordic Space Activities”, and it was published in printed version and in the Nordic languages and mainly distributed to the Nordic countries, however, some copies were also distributed around the world. Over the course of the next fifteen years, […]

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Broadband for All

Broadband for All – OneWeb and European Industry in the Lead   The ultimate goal of providing quick broadband for all, independent of geographical locations on the globe is not an unattainable goal, however, it requires huge investments and is challenging at best. Using the existing satellites in geostationary orbits does not provide customers with […]

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The mysterious Jets, Sprites and Elves

Danish/Norwegian Instruments at the International Space Station May Unveil the Mysteries.   Jets, Sprites and Elves are phenomena that occur above the clouds with thunder and lightning conditions on Earth. Unknown and invisible for most of us, but visible from high flying airplanes and from manned spacecrafts. However, what are these phenomena? Many scientists have […]

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Cost Effective Launcher for Small Satellites

Recently, there has been an increasing interest for small satellites, thus, an increasing marked for small and cost-effective launchers to serve this marked. One of the new projects is the Small Innovative Launcher for Europe (SMILE), a cooperation project under the European Union Horizon 2020 project, coordinated by the Netherland Aerospace Centre (NLR). The project […]

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Developing of the Norwegian NorSat-3

      With four small satellites monitoring the water-born traffic already in service, Norway has started working on the fifth satellite, NorSat-3. Traffic along the Norwegian coast is already immense and is expected to increase over the next years. This due to increasing traffic through lesser ice in the North East Passage and increasing […]

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Sixty Years of Space Exploration

The launch of Explorer 1 marked the beginning of US spaceflight, as well as the scientific exploration of space. With the launch of Sputnik 1 the Soviet Union took a leading role in the space race, a challenge the Americans society not could fail to return. After some initial troubles in the start with the […]

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ICEYE – Small but Effective

  Finland Launch Commercial Radar Satellite Services Through miniaturization of the SAR technology for satellites, the Finnish start-up company, ICEYE, has launched the first micro radar satellite in a constellation, which within a short time can deliver high quality pictures with a response time of six hours and a resolution of three metres. The first […]

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Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units

Space Tech Expo Europe – the Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units   All instruments, satellites included, that have been sent to space consist of a very large number of small units, developed and manufactured by specialized companies worldwide. The last week of October, some of these companies, mainly European, participated in the […]

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This Main Space Issues This Summer

  Two principal questions have circulated in the media in an otherwise quiet summertime, in terms of space activities. First, do we need a spare planet, secondly, is artificial intelligence a danger to our existence?   As an introduction to the Starmus Festival in Norway last spring, the physician Steven Hawkins said that if the […]

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