Broadband for the Arctic From 2023

  Norway’s Intention to Build and Operate Communication Systems for the Artic Areas   Warmer climate and a desire to utilise natural resources, has led to an increased activity in the Arctic and the near Arctic areas, and similarly, the need for adequate communication has also increased. Today the communication systems are not the best. […]

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Grand Challenge Initiative – Rocket Campaign at Andøya Space Center

    Two sounding rockets from NASA blasted off from the rocket range at Andøya early in December 2018, marking the beginning of one of the largest campaigns ever from the rocket range in the northern Norway. The campaign named “Grand Challenge Initiative” is designed to explore the area called the Geomagnetic Cusp, or Polar […]

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Motivational Campaigns for a Career Within Space Activities

One of the many goals of The European Space Agency is to inspire and recruit the brightest and most knowledgeable youth in Europe and to make them go for a career within space research and space utilisation. They are wanted and specifically sought out to participate in small projects where the students can come up […]

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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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