In late 2002 three students, from what was then the Department of Space Physics at Umeå University in Kiruna, took on the task to develop and build a narrow angle camera for the European Student Earth Orbiter.
The team RAD/OBDH-Node has been part of the ESEO project in SSETI since 2001. The group is responsible for two subsystems in the satellite, RadFET and OBDH-Node.
The town of Kiruna lies approximately 140 kilometres above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. The high latitude makes Kiruna an attractive base for international space-related projects of many kinds.
The AAU Cubesat student satellite project at Aalborg University was initiated in September 2001 and led to the launch of the satellite from Piesetsk on the 30th of June 2003.
Still very young, very interested and engaged in space exploration and utilisation, but with the Challenger accident in the back of his mind, the Norwegian Trond Dagfinn Krøvel is one of those Europeans who works hard to bring about changes within this engaging field.
A short introduction to the Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative (SSETI)